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Saudi Arabia: Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

, Index number: MDE 23/4601/2016

Amnesty International submits this briefing in advance of the September 2016 consideration of Saudi Arabia’s combined third and fourth periodic reports in respect of the country’s implementation of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It sets out Amnesty International’s concerns about Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty for offences committed by persons below 18 years of age in breach of its obligations under the CRC. As such, this briefing is not an exhaustive account of Amnesty International’s concerns regarding the implementation of the Convention by Saudi Arabia.

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