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Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the State of Palestine

This submission focuses on the arbitrary arrest, detention, and abuse of children; personal status laws; child marriage; children born out of wedlock; and the protection of education during armed conflict. It relates to articles 7, 8, 9, 28, 37, 38, 39 and 40 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It proposes issues and questions that Committee members may wish to raise with the government. Introduction Palestine acceded to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in April 2014 without reservations or declarations. The State of Palestine has ratified two of the Optional Protocols to…

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