Supplementary Report of the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Denmark’s Fifth Periodic Report to the Committee

I. INTRODUCTION

 

  1. This supplementary report concerns the Danish Government’s fifth periodic report on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, submitted by the Danish Government in February 2016. The supplementary report is compiled by the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman’s Children’s Division.
  2. The purpose of the supplementary report is to provide the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with insight into the part of the work of the Ombudsman, and in this context particularly the Children’s Division, that is relevant to the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  3. Parts II-VIII of the report contains a description of the Children’s Division and ‘The Danish Children’s Ombud Model’ together with a number of examples of cases which the Ombudsman has investigated since 2011. The report ends in Part IX with some concluding remarks on the Ombudsman’s work of ensuring children’s rights and on the ‘Children’s Ombud Model’.

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