” UN Inquiry into Vatican Over Priest Sex Abuse Scandal”

#AceWorldNews says the Vatican is gearing up for an inquiry over the global priest sex abuse scandal by UN committee in Geneva on its implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The treaty calls for signatories to take appropriate measures to protect children from harm. The Holy See ratified the convention in 1990 and submitted a first implementation report in 1994, but it did not provide progress reports for nearly a decade, AP said. It only submitted one in 2012 after criticism following the 2010 explosion of child sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond. Victims groups and human rights organizations pressed the UN committee to challenge the Holy See on its abuse record, providing written testimony from victims and evidence outlining the global scale of the problem.
The Vatican is gearing up for an inquiry over the global priest sex abuse scandal by UN committee in Geneva on its implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The treaty calls for signatories to take appropriate measures to protect children from harm. The Holy See ratified the convention in 1990 and submitted a first implementation report in 1994, but it did not provide progress reports for nearly a decade, AP said. It only submitted one in 2012 after criticism following the 2010 explosion of child sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond. Victims groups and human rights organizations pressed the UN committee to challenge the Holy See on its abuse record, providing written testimony from victims and evidence outlining the global scale of the problem.

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