CRC concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma & anti-discrimination), 2013

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III.Main areas of concern and recommendations

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B.General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12 of the Convention)

Non-discrimination

16.The Committee is concerned about gaps in the implementation of the 2008 Equal Opportunities Law and ongoing discrimination against children in marginalized and disadvantaged situations, including children with disabilities, Roma children, children living in poverty, children living in care institutions and children in conflict with the law.

17. The Committee urges the State party to enforce its anti- discrimination legislation and take urgent measures to prevent discrimination against children in marginalized and disadvantaged situations, including children with disabilities, Roma children, children living in poverty , children living in care institutions and children in conflict with the law . The Committee further recommends that the State party include information in its next periodic report on measures and programmes of relevan ce to the Convention that the State party has undertaken in follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action adopted at the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and the outcome document adopted at the 2009 Durban Review Conference.

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Document data: CRC/C/LTU/CO/3-4; adopted 04.10.2013, published 30.10.2013 Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC/C/LTU/CO/3-4&Lang=En Also available in the other UN official languages

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