UN General Comment No. 20 (2016) on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence

  The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued a new General Comment on Adolescents which includes very progressive and strong language on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights of adolescents. Among many other advancements, the … Continued

Committee on Rights of the Child General Comment No. 20 (2016) on implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence

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This is some of the first language in a treaty body general comment reconciling adolescents’ evolving capacities with the ability to consent to sexual and reproductive health services, explicitly affirming adolescents’ autonomy and decision-making in the context of their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and addressing the issue of sexual consent for adolescents.

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