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  Juvenile Justice / CRC
Texts of relevant provisions
The full texts of relevant provisions on juvenile justice

Background to texts
Access to main background texts referring to articles 37 and 40 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is provided here, which can be a starting point for additional analysis and studies on the text of the Convention.

Implementation record (international documents)
Documents related to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child issued by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and other international bodies.

Implementation record (national documents)
The Committee on the Rights of the Child monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, which entered into force on 2 September 1990. The Committee was established pursuant to article 43 of the Convention at the first meeting of the States parties, on 27 February 1991. The Committee's terms of reference are set out in part II of the Convention (arts. 42-45) and may be summarized as follows: to examine the progress made in the implementation of the Convention, and in particular to consider the reports submitted by States parties on the measures they have taken to give effect to their undertakings under the Convention; to make such general comments on the reports, suggestions and general recommendations as it may consider appropriate; and to transmit to the specialized agencies, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and other competent bodies any reports from States parties that contain a request, or indicate a need, for technical advice or assistance. The Committee normally holds three annual sessions of three weeks' duration at the United Nations Office in Geneva. A pre-sessional working group also meets in Geneva for one week to review information received and needed on countries whose reports are to be considered at the following session. The Committee is composed of 10 experts, elected by States parties for a term of four years.

Good practices and lessons learned
Here access is provided to case studies, good practices and lessons learned that can be used to enhance the process of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This part of the database is intended to be a working tool to help UNICEF staff and others involved in working with children identify main issues and find relevant materials and case studies that will help them design projects and actions in favour of children.