2015 Food policy Tobacco control

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Colombia, par. 17 and par. 18 (2015)

Text of the recommendation

17. The Committee is concerned about the negative impact on children's rights of some of the activities conducted by business enterprises, in particular in the mining and tourism sectors.

18. In light of its general comment No. 16 (2013) on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children's rights, the Committee recommends that the State party...(a) Examine and adapt its legislative framework to ensure the legal accountability of business enterprises and their subsidiaries operating in or managed from the State party´s territory, especially in the mining and tourism sectors, regarding violations of children’s rights; (b) Require companies to undertake assessments, consultations and full public disclosure of the environmental, health-related and human rights impacts of their business activities and their plans to address such impacts; (c) Establish monitoring mechanisms for the investigation and redress of such abuses, with a view to improving accountability, transparency and the prevention of violations.

Year 2015
Topic Food policy Tobacco control
Document Type Country Recommendations
Country Colombia
Policy Area Industry interference
Human Rights Comiteee CRC
Human Rights Business and human rights
Groups Affected Children and adolescents


Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of Colombia, CRC/C/COL/CO/4-5, (2015). Par. 17; 18 (a-c). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fCOL%2fCO%2f4-5&Lang=en