Children's Rights and Business Explained: A reader-friendly version of the Committee on the Rights of the Child's General Comment No. 16 on state obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children's rights

This publication presents a reader-friendly version of the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment No. 16, which examines how the business sector affects children’s rights. A valuable tool when learning or teaching about GC No. 16, the publication provides contextual information for understanding the function of the Committee and its relationship with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This ties into a detailed, clear explanation of GC No. 16’s objectives, scope, and application as well the obligation of States in following and implementing its objectives.

The structure of this publication is the same as General Comment 16 and can be read side-by-side to facilitate understanding of each section of the original text. Common legal and business terms are also defined. 

Published 2015-08-25