A procedure of individual complaints does not yet exist for the Committee on the Rights of the Child. However, on 19 December 2011, the UN General Assembly has adopted a third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child which establishes a procedure for individual complaints.
The new protocol will be open for signature in 2012. Once 10 countries have signed and ratified the new Optional Protocol, it can enter into force. Three months after the tenth ratification of the protocol, individual complaints will be possible when children's rights are violated.