Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations on the report submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under article 12 paragraph 1 of the !ptional "rotocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography
1.The Committee considered the initial report of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (CRC/C/O!C/GBR/1" at its 1##$
meetings (see CRC/C/!R1##$ and CRC/C/!R1##%" held on %& 'a $&1)* and adopted at the 1+&1
meeting* held on 1% ,-ne $&1)* the folloing concl-ding oser0ations.
$.The Committee elcomes the s-mission of the !tate parts initial report and its ritten replies to the list of iss-es (CRC/C/O!C/GBR/2/1/3dd.1". 4hile the Committee appreciates the constr-cti0e dialog-e held ith the !tate parts delegation* it regrets that the delegation neither incl-ded representati0es from !cotland and Northern Ireland nor pro0ided information on the Bailiic5 of ,erse here the Optional rotocol has een recentl e6tended.%.The Committee reminds the !tate part that these concl-ding oser0ations sho-ld e read in con7-nction ith its concl-ding oser0ations on the !tate parts third and fo-rth periodic report -nder the Con0ention on the Rights of the Child and initial report -nder the Optional rotocol on the in0ol0ement of children in armed conflict adopted in Octoer $&&#* contained in CRC/C/GBR/CO/) and CRC/C/O3C/GBR/CO/1* respecti0el. ).4hile noting that the !tate part has recentl e6tended the Optional rotocol to the territor of the Bailiic5 of ,erse in 3pril $&1)* the Committee is concerned that the Optional rotocol has not et een e6tended to all other British O0erseas Territories and Cron 8ependencies. The Committee recommends that the !tate part ta5e all meas-res to e6tend the Optional rotocol to these territories and incl-de information in its ne6t periodic report -nder the Con0ention* concerning the implementation of the Optional rotocol in these territories.
3dopted the Committee at its si6t si6th session ($: 'a ;,-ne $&1)".
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