Human Rights – February 3, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Human Rights – February 3, 2014

The committee begins its new study on Child Rights Impact Assessments (CRIA), a policy tool that helps keep legislation and government programs in adhere to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Senators hear from Marvin Bernstein and Lisa Wolff, representatives from UNICEF Canada, who explain the importance of policy makers using various CRIA criteria since children can’t advocate for themselves. Child rights advocate Martha Vandergrift shares the results of a review on children’s rights in Canada to the committee. (February 3, 2014)