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    UNIS/MA/69
    5 September 2014

    Re-issued as received

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Hungary's record on children's rights to be reviewed by UN Committee

    GENEVA/VIENNA, 5 September (UN Information Service) -  Hungary's record on children's rights will be reviewed by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 9 and 10 September 2014.   

    Hungary is one of the 194 states that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and so is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 18 independent experts. Hungary has also ratified the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and the Optional Protocol on children in armed conflict. Its record on implementing these legal instruments will also be reviewed. 

    Among the issues likely to be discussed by the CRC and the delegation from the Hungarian Government are: discrimination against Roma children, children with disabilities, migrant children; children in care; child abuse in families and institutions, unwanted pregnancies and drug abuse among adolescents; lowering the age of criminal responsibility from 14 to 12 for some offences; lessons on military issues; military school. 

    The list of issues and Hungary's report can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=837&Lang=en

    The session, which begins at 10:00 Geneva time, will be broadcast live on the web here: http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/

    The CRC's concluding observations on Hungary and the other countries being reviewed - Venezuela, Morocco, Fiji, Singapore and Croatia - will be published on Tuesday 23 September here:

    http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=837&Lang=en

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    For more information and media requests, please contact:

    Liz Throssell
    Telephone:(+41 (0) 22 917 9466
    Email:  ethrossell[at]ohchr.org

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    To learn more about the Committee on the Rights of the Child, visit: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx

    Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPSCCRC.aspx

    Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPACCRC.aspx

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