The activities of the Italian NGO Group for the CRC in Italy
In 2001 the Italian NGO Group for the CRC (Gruppo CRC) elaborated the Supplementary Report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Italy – «The Rights of the Children in Italy – perspectives in the third sector» which was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2002.
The Italian NGO Group for the CRC is committed to pursuing the monitoring of the implementation in Italy of the CRC, its Optional Protocols (OPAC, OPSC and OPIC) and the recommendations sent to Italy by the UN CRC Committee and included in the Conclusive Observations. This is not only in view of the periodic Reports issued by the Italian Government and submitted to the UN CRC Committee, but also in order to guarantee a permanent, independent monitoring system agreed upon every year by all associations working in Italy for the promotion and the protection of the rights of the child.
In the framework of the monitoring process, the Italian NGO Group for the CRC has decided to produce a yearly Follow-Up Report on the monitoring of the CRC in Italy, trying every year to improve its point of view and analysis, and at the same time, guaranteeing an accurate updating of the issues already considered.
The Follow-Up Reports have been presented every year on 27th May, the anniversary of CRC ratification in Italy (Law 176/1991).
In 2005 the Italian NGO Group for the CRC presented the Supplementary Report on the implementation of the two CRC Optional Protocols, submitted to the UN CRC Committee and discussed during the pre-session of the 6th October.
In January 2009, the Italian Government submitted to the UN CRC Committee the Third-Fourth Periodic Report and in October 2010, the Italian NGO Group for the CRC sent to the UN Committee the Second Supplementary Report.
In June 2011, a delegation of the Italian NGO Group for the CRC attended the pre-session in Geneva with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. In September 2011 a delegation participated as Observer to the Session involving the UN CRC Committee and the Italian Government.
In October of the same year, the UN Committee published the Concluding Observations for Italy. In March 2018, the Italian Government submitted to the UN CRC Committee the Fifth-Sixth Periodic Report. In the same year, the Italian NGO Group for the CRC published and submitted to the UN CRC Committee the Third Supplementary Report on the implementation of the CRC in Italy.
In February 2019, the UN Committee published the Concluding Observations for Italy.
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