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  • May 2019 developments in child and family policy in EU member states

    Date: 28th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) presents a round-up of the latest developments in child and family policy in EU member states in May 2019.

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  • Cabinet Ministers commit to 18 actions following 3rd Annual Cabinet Meeting with Children and Young People

    Date: 25th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In a letter to third sector stakeholders, the Deputy First Minster, and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, announced Scottish Government's commitment to take forward 18 actions agreed with children and young people. This follows the third annual Cabinet meeting with children and young people from the Children’s Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament which took place in March 2019.

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  • The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill receives Royal Assent

    Date: 25th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill received royal assent on the 11th June 2019. The (now) Act will increase the minimum age at which a child can be found criminally responsible from 8, the lowest in Europe, to 12 years old.

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  • State of Scotland's Foster Care report launched by The Fostering Network

    Date: 25th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare, General measures of implementation

    The survey of 500 foster carers covered key practice and workforce issues such as placement stability, training and support for carers, and status and authority of the workforce.

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  • Table of Views adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and Follow-up status

    Date: 25th June 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, General principles, General measures of implementation

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is now publishing on its website a table with the summaries of adopted decisions on individual communications under the Third Optional Protocol of the UNCRC and the follow-up status by States. 

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  • Round table with CRC Chairperson Luis Pedernera

    Date: 25th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Notes from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child roundtable have been published. The Round Table raised serious concern regarding the UN Budget crisis, which the roundtable refers to as an “attack to the Treaty Bodies” and the possible cancellation of the third session as having a “strong impact on the backlog of the work of the CRC Committee and other Treaty Bodies”.

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  • Together’s recommendations to the First Minister: Incorporate UN treaty rights into Scots law

    Date: 24th June 2019
    Category: Incorporation, General measures of implementation, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Policies & procedures, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Together, along with our civil society partners, has written to the First Minister calling for a strong and effective legal framework to progress human rights in Scotland.

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  • New National Taskforce to lead on human rights in Scotland

    Date: 18th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Incorporation, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The Scottish Government has announced a new National Taskforce to lead on human rights in Scotland. 

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  • The 2018 Day of General Discussion (DGD) outcome report is adopted!

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The 2018 DGD outcome report is adopted! We are delighted to announce that the CRC Committee has adopted the 2018 DGD outcome report on Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders!

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  • Together guest-edits special International Human Rights Journal

    Date: 6th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    A special edition of the International Journal of Human Rights has been published, guest-edited by Together staff with Dr Andressa Gadda and Professor Kay Tisdall.  The special edition, Human Rights Monitoring and Implementation, aims to enhance the critical evidence and strategic approach to implementing human rights in practice, outlining efforts in ensuring children can exercise their UNCRC rights in their day-to-day lives.

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  • The Future for Equality and Human Rights

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Funding

    A new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) explores the impact on equality and human rights of the UK government proposal of replacing EU Structural Funds with a ‘UK Shared Prosperity Fund’ when we leave the EU.

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  • Joint Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders

    Date: 4th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    In an effort to keep mainstreaming child rights in the work of the Special Rapporteur, Child Rights Connect and its members worked jointly on a submission highlighting some of the main challenges faced by children human rights defenders to combat impunity.

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  • Child Rights Connect delivers speech to 81st session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

    Date: 23rd May 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The speech highlighted positive advancements in the area of child participation, but also showed concern with the work of the Committee being under threat. 

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  • Report: Conceptual Framework for Measuring Outcomes of Adolescent Participation

    Date: 17th May 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Child rights indicators, Child rights impact assessments

    Adolescence is now increasingly recognised as a significant period in human development. It is also a life stage when young people begin to engage more actively in the exercise of their rights and to seek to influence more of the decisions that affect them.

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  • Vote For Children campaign calls for MEP candidates to pledge to be #ChildRightsChampions

    Date: 16th May 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The Vote for Children campaign is calling for candidates in the European Parliament elections to pledge to be Child Rights Champions.

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  • European and international policy agendas on children and young people’s rights: 2018 update

    Date: 16th May 2019
    Category: General principles, General measures of implementation

    This study offers an inventory of the main policy agendas of the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations in which children and youth are the focus and are aimed at influencing government policies.

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  • OHCHR with Committee on Rights of the Child encourages renewed commitment from states for UNCRC on 30th anniversary

    Date: 16th May 2019
    Category: General principles, General measures of implementation, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    In 2019, the Committee on the Rights of the Child celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted on 20 November 1989.

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  • A response to UK Children’s Commissioners’ letter on the consequences for children’s safety of a No Deal Brexit

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    On 19th February 2019 a letter was sent from the four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The letter sought assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children’s safety of a No Deal Brexit.

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  • Call for inputs for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRD's to the 74th session of the General Assembly

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    In his next thematic report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders will address the topic of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed against human rights defenders. This report will be presented to the 74th session of the General Assembly in October 2019. Deadline: Monday 6th May 2019 This is an opportunity to secure a chapter on children.  

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  • Together launches #RightTime blog campaign series

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting, General measures of implementation, General principles, Incorporation

    Following on from the First Minister’s commitment to incorporation of the UNCRC within the next two years, Together are publishing a series of blogs over the month of May to highlight that now is the #RightTime to incorporate. Case studies from Together’s members show why it is vital for children and young people’s rights to be enshrined in Scots law.

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