Sudan Country Case Study: Child Rights

Comissioned by Norad and Sida

UTV Working Paper
Samia al-Nagar , Liv Tonnesen
The Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) was signed by Sudan in July 1991 and ratified in September 1991. Sudan’s first periodic report to the UN committee on the rights of the child was submitted in 1993, the second in 1999 and the combined third and fourth in 2007. Sudan signed the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict in 2005 and the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography in 2004. Sudan has also ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.The greatest achievement in the past ten years in Sudan is the enactment of the Child Act in South Sudan in 2008 and the National Child Act in 2010. Advocacy by organisations such as Save the Children Sweden (SCS) and UNICEF in cooperation with local partners funded by Sweden and Norway have been significant in the drafting of these legal instruments .

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