The Committee on the Rights of the Child has recommended various ways for States to strengthen their legal framework to eliminate discrimination. These include:

  • To adopt new laws, amend or rescind existing legislation to ensure that all children enjoy all rights set out in the CRC without discrimination.
  • To expand legally unacceptable grounds of discrimination in their national laws to ensure the protection of all children from discrimination.
  • To ensure domestic legislation and customary law practices are also in line with article 2, where discrimination is already prohibited in the constitution.
  • To undertake a legislative review to 'discrimination proof' legislation.

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