Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1159)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

1159. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans for Ireland to ratify the Second Optional Protocol of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. [12898/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I am strongly committed to the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol. Preparations to ratify the Protocol are at an advanced stage and my Department will shortly be making a submission to the Attorney General proposing its ratification. Once approved, I will seek a Government decision on the ratification of the Convention at the earliest possible opportunity.

I greatly look forward to advancing progress on this important area of work and moving towards the confirmation of Ireland’s ratification of the Second Optional Protocol in the near future.