The overarching aim of this project is to draft the Compilation of Principles and Standards of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the child. The development of such a soft-law document on the ESC rights of the child could help in achieving a better implementation at the national level and more clear monitoring criteria for the UN Treaty Bodies in the field of ESC right of the child, therefore leading to better visibility of children as empowered actors. The Compilation could also prove helpful in human rights education programmes as well as the training of professionals, including teachers, judges and lawyers, social workers, officials in public administration, and journalists. The proposed Compilation of Principles and Standards regarding the ESC rights of the child will be accompanied by a Practical Guidebook on the implementation of these principles. This publication will build on the inputs received throughout the various consultations, particularly from alumni of the GCHR, the UN Treaty Bodies’ members, regional programmes, the Right Livelihood Foundation, and NGOs.
TASK DESCRIPTION: –
Assistance in conducting supplementary desk research consisting in reviewing documents of the UN Treaty Bodies, in particular General Comments/General Recommendations and Concluding Observations on the issue of economic, social and cultural rights of a child (e.g. right to education, right to adequate standard of living, right to food etc.). Most of the background research has been finalized, however, we are supplementing existing papers with pinpoint research based on the guidance from the TB members. [Expected duration: 1 month] – Preparation of a revised List of Issues (approx. 15-20 pages), based on the feedback received from the members of TB bodies, indicating major gaps, inconsistencies and challenges in addressing ESC rights of the child. [Expected duration: 2 months] – Assisting in preparation of the selected sections of the draft Compilation of Standards and Principles on ESC rights of the child (approx. 15-20 pages). [Expected duration: 3 months]
REQUIRED SKILLS BY THE CANDIDATE:
Ability to conduct legal research and analysis;
– Interest in human rights, children’s rights and/or economic, social and cultural rights,
– Excellent command of English, with strong drafting skills,
– Reliability, high motivation, flexibility,
– Knowledge of the UN Treaty Bodies system.
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