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Participation in Decision-Making and Law-Making

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child : Belarus, 13 June 2002 [CRC]

Document CRC/C/15/Add.180

22. Despite the recent establishment of several non-governmental organizations, the Committee expresses its concern that insufficient efforts have been made to involve civil society in the full implementation of the Convention, particularly in the area of civil rights and freedoms ...

23. The Committee emphasizes the important role civil society plays as a partner in implementing the provisions of the Convention, including with respect to civil rights and freedoms. The Committee reiterates its recommendation ([CRC/C/15/Add.17], para.12) that the State party:

(a) Consider involving non-governmental organizations, especially rights-based ones, and other sectors of civil society working with and for children more systematically throughout all stages of the implementation of the Convention, in particular with respect to civil rights and freedoms;

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