Reporting on the OPSC and OPAC. A Guide for Non-governmental Organizations

This guide aims to promote the understanding of, and effective reporting on, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OPSC) and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC), by NGOs. The reporting processes on the OPSC and OPAC provide an opportunity for national and international Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) to monitor States’ efforts in implementing the provisions of both these treaties, which cover some of the worst violations of child rights. The guide reflects the latest official guidelines on OP reporting, including on integrated periodic reporting on both the CRC and the OPs. It provides substantive analyses of the provisions under the two treaties, as well as information and advice to NGOs on how to participate effectively in this process.

Published 2012-01-31