Brunei Darussalam (CRC 24-02-2016)
The Committee considered the combined second and third periodic reports of Brunei Darussalam (CRC/C/BRN/2-3) at its 2084th and 2086th meetings (see CRC/C/SR.2084 and 2086), held on 21 January 2016, and adopted the following concluding observations at its 2104th meeting (see CRC/C/SR.2104), held on 29 January 2016.
C. General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12)
25. While noting the State party’s efforts to combat discrimination, the Committee reiterates its previous concern (see CRC/C/15/Add.219, para. 24) that discrimination against certain groups of children, particularly girls, children with disabilities, children belonging to ethnic and religious minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex children and stateless children, still exists in practice.
26. The Committee urges the State party to adopt a comprehensive strategy, including awareness-raising, for the elimination of gender stereotypes and of de jure and de facto discrimination against all groups of children in marginalized and disadvantaged situations, as well as girls, and ensure the implementation of all legal provisions in full compliance with article 2 of the Convention.