ERIC Number: ED425811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Rights of the Child in Ethiopia.
Schonveld, Ben; Mejia, Fernando
This report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child contains observations of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) concerning the application of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child by the nation of Ethiopia. The report's introduction asserts that despite the considerable lip service being paid by Ethiopia's government to children's rights, OMCT is concerned that the needs of the Ethiopian child with regard to gross violations of human rights are being overlooked. The report then presents observations and recommendations in the following areas: (1) the age of criminal responsibility; (2) torture, ill treatment, or other cruel or degrading treatment: the absence of protection; (3) draft legislation concerning torture; (4) current legislation concerning torture; (5) the right to redress; (6) corporal punishment as a punitive measure; (7) physical chastisement in institutions; (8) general protection from violence for children; (9) children in conflict with the law; (10) extensive discretionary powers of arrest; (11) arrest procedure; (12) further special powers of detention; (13) pre-trial detention; (14) the right to legal representation; (15) separation from adults in detention; (16) regular medical examinations; (17) heavy sentencing; and (18) solitary confinement. The report concludes with a summary of observations and recommendations by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child--Ethiopia, in the following areas: positive factors, factors and difficulties impeding the implementation of the convention, principal subjects of concern, and suggestions and recommendations. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child