A leading Hong Kong NGO, the Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights, commissioned Prof. Anne Scully-Johnson, member of the Children's Issues Forum's Organising Committee, to conduct research into the extent and nature of the implementation in Hong Kong of Article 12 (Children’s Right to be Heard) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This 18 month project has now culminated in the publication of The Baseline Study on the Implementation of UNCRC Article 12 in Hong Kong.
The study details how Article 12 is implemented across Hong Kong’s laws, mechanisms and practices, in settings such as general policy making, legal, alternative care, education, health, leisure and culture and others that are closely related to children. It also identifies examples of both good practice and barriers to implementation. The report concludes by making 92 recommendations for the Administration, different sectors and stakeholders to mainstream and advance child participation and to hear the voice of children clearly.
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