Term

Committee on the Rights of the Child

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has since 1991 monitored states' compliance with the provisions set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The third Optional Protocol to that Convention established a procedure allowing individual complaints to be brought to the Committee.

Spain

UN Committee condemns Spain's Push-Back Policy

Push-backs

Spanish authorities apprehend and summarily deport unaccompanied minors to Morocco without a procedure to identify them and protect their rights. This policy was strongly condemned by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in February 2019 in a decision that clearly upholds the fundamental rights of unaccompanied minors at Europe's borders.