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Slovenia defended reports regarding Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child before UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

On 28 and 29 May 2009, the State Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, Dr Anja Kopač Mrakheaded a delegation of the Republic of Slovenia in Geneva defending its position before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Slovenia defended before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child its introductory report under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and its introductory report under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
 
Questions the Slovenian delegation was asked in the defence of its introductory reports refered to the sale of children, child pornography, trans-national adoptions, human and children rights education, amendments to the Service in the Slovene Army Act, child asylum seekers arriving from countries affected by armed conflicts and the adoption of measures for the physical and mental recovery and social integration of the children of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants entering Slovenia. 
 
Defending its reports in compliance with UN documents in the area of human rights is an important presentation of Slovenia in the international community, because a quality presentation can improve the country’s image

 

Slovenia strives to respect children’s rights in all respects and has also placed this topic among the priority tasks during its Presidency of the Council of Europe.
 
In addition to the State Secretary, Dr Anja Kopač Mrak, the delegation defending Slovenia’s reports also included representatives from the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

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