2003 Other Health-related issues

Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Recommendation #5, par. 22 (2003)

Text of the recommendation

22. The Committee emphasizes, in particular, the importance of ensuring that domestic law reflects the identified general principles in the Convention (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12 (see paragraph 12 above)). The Committee welcomes the development of consolidated children’s rights statutes, which can highlight and emphasize the Convention’s principles. But the Committee emphasizes that it is crucial in addition that all relevant “sectoral” laws (on education, health, justice and so on) reflect consistently the principles and standards of the Convention.


Committee on the Rights of the Child, GENERAL COMMENT No. 5 - General measures of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRC/GC/2003/5, (2003). Par. 22. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fGC%2f2003%2f5&Lang=en