A General Comment is a document occasionally published by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. General Comments are the Committee’s fuller interpretation of an article or provision of the Convention. They provide guidance and assistance on how to implement the Convention.
A General Comment often follows on from a Day of General Discussion. Once a year, at its September session, the Committee holds a Day of General Discussion (DGD) on a provision of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in order to issue more detailed recommendations to governments. Each year, children, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and experts are invited to submit documents to inform the Committee's one-day debate with stakeholders (UN agencies, Committee members, NGOs, academics, lawyers, children, etc).
The general comments of all human rights treaty bodies are compiled in the document HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9 (Vol.II),
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