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1. Who, at the 10th session of the Human Rights Council, said that the "starting point for our work is that children are not mini-persons with mini-rights"?

A: Ms Asma Jahangir, Chair of the Coordination Committee of the Special Procedures
B: Dainius Puras, Member of Committee on the Rights of the Child
C: Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe

2. What is the name of the process through which all members of the Human Rights Council have their rights records reviewed?

A: The Dialogue, Development, Discussion and Discourse Mechanism (DDDM)
B: The Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
C: The Regular Reinforcement and Ruminating Review (RRRR)

3. What two issues were repeatedly mentioned during the day on the rights of the child at the Human Rights Council?

A: The reform of the Human Rights Council and the challenges for the UPR
B: The establishment of an international child rights court, and the need to appoint an expert on Violence Against Children
C: The need to appoint the SRSG on Violence Against Children, and the need to establish a complaints procedure to the CRC

4. At the full day meeting on the rights of the child, what did a representative from the Commission of Human Rights, Philippines say she was concerned the global economic crisis is forcing governments to adopt?

A: More programmes which support the use of child labour
B: Austerity programmes, which cut funding for children's rights
C: Expensive tax cuts that may harm long term security for children

5. What are three recommendations for NGOs submitting information for the Universal Periodic Review, according to a side event on the integration of children's rights within the Review?

A: Focus on specific child rights violations, network with other national NGOs and prioritise issues
B: Include as much information as possible, include a conclusion and submit a powerpoint presentation if possible
C: Use bullet points, include diagrams if possible and submit well ahead of the deadline

6. According to Paulo David, of OHCHR, what issues are not being addressed in the UPR?

A: Education
B: Civil and political rights, such as freedom of association
C: Violence

7. What is the theme for the Committee on the Rights of the Child's event to commemorate the 20th birthday of the CRC, due to be held in October this year?

A: Dialogue, Development and Dignity
B: Discourse, Discussion and Depravity
C: Desperately Dull Diplomacy

8. If, at the Human Rights Council, the troika is talking about technical modalities in the plenary following a note verbale from the secretariat, what is happening?

A: Probably something very important
B: Country delegates are talking about plans for the post-Council dinner, and the translators are off sick
C: Three country delegates, facilitating the UPR human rights discussion, are telling countries about the rules for the full Human Rights Council meeting, following a letter from the Council office.

9. How many members of the Human Rights Council are there?

A: 32
B: 192
C: 47

10. What are Special Procedures?

A: They are mechanims set up by the Human Rights Council to address human rights situations in specific countries, or to address specific human rights themes
B: They are the mechanism used to eject countries from the Human Rights Council when they criticise other countries
C: They are the special UN mechanims by which States are allowed to highlight their human rights achievements, but not accept any criticism