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The future of thematic children’s rights institutions in a national human rights institution world: The Paris Principles and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

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  • Introduction: Independent thematic human rights institutions have been established by some states to focus on the protection and promotion of one category of human rights or the rights of a vulnerable group.1 Children are a vulnerable population and, in response, thematic children’s rights institutions have been established at the national and sub-national levels of government, albeit in a relatively small number of states.2 Leaders of these institutions are given titles such as ombudsperson for children, ombudsman for children, commissioner for children or defender of children. The first of its kind, Norway’s Ombudsman for Children, was established in 1981.3

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    2015-01-01
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3ZG6GP0D
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    © 2015 Houston Journal of International Law. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Reif, L.C. (2015). The future of thematic children’s rights institutions in a national human rights institution world: The Paris Principles and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Houston Journal of International Law, 37(2), 433-490. Retrieved from http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/hujil37&div=16&g_sent=1&collection=journals