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By Manfred Nowak

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This quantity constitutes a remark on Article 6 of the United countries conference at the Rights of the kid, making certain definitely the right to existence, survival and improvement. it's a part of the sequence, A statement at the United international locations conference at the Rights of the kid, which supplies a piece of writing via article research of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its not obligatory Protocols. for each article, a comparability with similar human rights provisions is made, through an in-depth exploration of the character and scope of kingdom tasks deriving from that article. The sequence constitutes a vital instrument for actors within the box of children’s rights, together with teachers, scholars, judges, grassroots employees, governmental, non- governmental and foreign officials. The sequence is backed by way of the Belgian Federal technological know-how coverage place of work.

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94 It is common practice in more than half of all African States. Approximately 75% of all cases are found in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan and Kenya. In some States, such as Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Sudan, more than 80% of girls have been circumcised. Article 2(a) of the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women of 1993 lists FGM as an explicit example of traditional practices harmful to women, and there can no longer be any doubt that FGM figures prominently among those traditional practices that should urgently be eliminated by States in accordance with the provisions of Article 24(3) of the CRC and Article 21(1) of the African Charter cited above.

G. M. c. (note 28), pp. 23–30 and pp. 48–53. 36 Article 6(1) of the CCPR, Article 4(1) of the ACHR. On the concept of arbitrary deprivation of life see M. c. (note 15), pp. 127–133. 37 Article 6(1) of the CRC does not contain any similar limitation clause. The question, therefore, arises as to which extent the limitation clauses in general human rights treaties apply to children. 1. Death Penalty 26. Despite a clear trend in international human rights law towards abolition and towards recognizing that capital punishment, as corporal punishment, constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment prohibited under international law,38 there still remain a considerable number of retentionist States, including powerful States such as the United States and China, who not only continue to practice capital punishment but who also maintain that this cruel punishment is compatible with human dignity and other minimum standards of international law and civilized behaviour.

CRC Committee, Concluding Observations: China (UN Doc. CRC/C/15/Add. 56, 1996), para. 36. 83 On traditional practices harmful to the right to health. See also G. c. (note 29), pp. 307–310. 81 82 32 CHAPTER THREE of blood money. 84 Most notorious are the provisions in the Penal Code of Jordan which condone crimes perpetrated in the name of honour. In its Concluding Observations, the Committee, in line with other UN bodies,85 urged the Jordanian Government to take ‘all necessary measures to ensure that there is no discriminatory treatment for crimes of honour and that they are promptly and thoroughly investigated and prosecuted.

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