Concluding Observations for Hungary’s Initial Report on the OPAC


Below is a short summary of some of the key issues from the Committee on the Rights of the Child's 67th session concluding observations for Hungary's initial report on the Optional Protocol to the CRC on the involvement of children in armed conflict.

Read the full text here.

You can find other documents related to the Committee's 67th session (including alternative reports submitted by NGOs and the Committee's concluding observations for other States reviewed in this session) on the Committee’s session page.

Extraterritorial jurisdiction: The Committee recommends that the State party take all necessary steps to ensure that its domestic legislation explicitly enables it to establish and exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction over all offences under the Protocol, and without the criterion of double criminality.

Protection of the rights of child victims:  The Committee recommends that the State party put in place mechanisms to identify at an early stage refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children coming from countries where there are or have been armed conflicts and who may have been involved in hostilities. It also recommends that the State party ensure that the personnel responsible for such identification are trained in child rights, child protection and interviewing skills.


Please note that these reports were submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. They are hosted by Child Rights Connect and CRIN and the author's permission has been obtained for all reports listed. However, unless otherwise stated, they are not the work of either organisation and their inclusion in our database does not necessarily signify endorsement or agreement with their content by Child Rights Connect or CRIN.