Rights of the child : report of a training programme in Asia
In September 1993 a training programme was held in Lahore, Pakistan, for persons working in children’s organizations in Asia. It was organised by the ICJ and the AGHS Law Associates, Lahore. The participants who came from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand included lawyers and representatives of organizations working on children’s rights.
The purpose of this training programme was to follow up the recommendations of the abovementioned conferences and forms part of ICJ’s programmes in Asia on paralegal training and providing legal services to the rural poor and other disadvantaged groups. The objectives of this training programme were:
- to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences on the situation of children in different Asian countries and on the work being done in developing human rights education material for children;
- to discuss international mechanisms for the protection of children’s rights, including the CRC.
This publication contains the papers presented by the resource persons and the participants; the background paper; a paper on the reservations of Asian States Parties to the CRC prepared by Mr Bruce Abramson; and the recommendations.
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