The ICJ has submitted information to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in preparation for the Committee’s examination of the fourth periodic report of the Netherlands under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
During its pre-sessional working group meeting in September 2014, the Committee will adopt a ‘List of Issues’ for the examination in May-June 2015 of the fourth periodic report of the Netherlands under the CRC. To assist the Committee in preparation of its List of Issues, the ICJ’s submission raises issues concerning:
- Financing of development projects abroad by Butch financial institutions; and
- The existing legal framework in the Netherlands pertaining to the responsibility of Dutch parent companies for the impairment of the enjoyment of children’s rights as a consequence of the conduct of subsidiaries operating abroad.