University of Strathclyde: Call for Case Study Contributions
Contributions wanted for ‘Theory and Practice of Voice in Early Childhood: A Guide for the Early Years’.
Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) and the Children and Young People Commissioner Scotland have convened an expert Advisory Group to produce a draft Children's Rights (Scotland) Bill to show how the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) could be incorporated into Scots law. On Universal Children's Day, the Advisory Group presented the draft Bill to the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Children and Young People. Find out more here.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, is taking part in an official visit to the UK from 6 to 16 November 2018 at the invitation of the UK Government. His visit will focus on the links between poverty and the realisation of human rights. Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) has made a submission to his inquiry and will be meeting him when he visits Scotland. Read our response here.
This year, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child held the Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Children as Human Rights Defenders. Together worked with national and international partners to help coordinate planning for the day and empower children human rights defenders in Scotland. 18 children and young people from across Scotland travelled to Geneva to take part in the day. Find out more about the day and related activities here.Day of General Discussion