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  • UK ranks 170th out of 181 countries on the KidsRights Index 2019

    Date: 16th May 2019
    Category: General principles, Incorporation, Awareness-raising

    The KidsRights Index is the annual global index published by the KidsRights Foundation which charts how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights.

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  • Social Mobility Commission publishes 2018-2019 ‘State of the Nation’ report

    Date: 16th May 2019
    Category: Social security and childcare, General principles

    Inequality is now entrenched in Britain from birth to work, and the UK government needs to take urgent action to help close the privilege gap, the Social Mobility Commission says.

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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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  • 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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  • First Minster announces plan to incorporate UNCRC within next 2 years

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

    The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has committed to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law within the next two years. In her keynote speech to the SNP conference, the First Minister said:

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  • Consultation: Environmental Principles and Governance in Scotland

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: General principles

    The Scottish Government is seeking views on environmental principles and governance in Scotland.

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  • UN Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: General principles

    The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights presented new Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms to the which have been adopted at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in February/March 2019.

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  • Romanian EU Presidency to host Children’s Summit on the Future of Europe

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles

    The Romanian Presidency of the European Union has made “children’s right to participate in decisions that affect them” a top priority in the EU. 

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  • The Committee on the Rights of the Child will draft a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    Closing date 15 May 2019. The Committee on the Rights of a Child will set a new international standard for children’s rights in a digital world. It is necessary and timely, as children grow up in an increasingly connected world where technology has critically significant impacts on their lives.

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  • Brexit: Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence, Family Environment and Alternative Care, General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A joint letter from the Children’s Commissioners for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland was sent to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. This letter seeks assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children arising from Brexit.

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  • Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019. The Scottish Government is asking for views on their Good Food Nation public consultation. In 2014, Becoming a Good Food Nation, set a new vision for Scotland: that by 2025 Scotland will be “a Good Food Nation, where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy, cook, serve, and eat each day.” This consultation is all about what laws we should have to achieve this.

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  • Children included in a bill on Human Rights Defenders in Guinea

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles

    During the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s review of Guinea, Committee member Mikiko Otani asked Guinea about the status of a bill on Human Rights Defenders which came about following an initiative from civil society. 

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  • The Role of Law and Legal Knowledge for a transformative human rights education: addressing violations of children’s right in formal education.

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Access to appropriate information, Awareness-raising, General measures of implementation, Incorporation, General principles

    The Human Rights Education Review Report has published a report identifying a number of violations of the human rights of children in school settings.  

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  • Children’s Rights History. Where did it come from?

    Date: 29th January 2019
    Category: General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Did you ever wonder when children's rights were first established or how they came into existence? This article gives a historical overview of the genesis of Children’s Rights.

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  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill: Consultation

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scottish Government is looking to develop a Bill which aims to strengthen the existing legislative framework for protecting women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Bill seeks to introduce protection orders for women and girls at risk, and place guidance for professionals on a statutory footing.

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  • Let’s Make a Nation of Unfearties! Together and Children’s Parliament launch joint ‘Call to Action’

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: General principles, Awareness-raising, Incorporation

    As part of Children in Scotland’s 25th Anniversary ‘25 Calls’, Together has launched a call to action along with Children’s Parliament to make Scotland “a nation of Unfearties

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  • Scotland’s Human Rights Defenders at the UNCRC Day of General Discussion 2018

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    On the 28th September 2018, 17 children and young people from Scotland took part in the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Children as Human Rights Defenders. The DGD brought children and young people together from all over the world and created a space for them to share their experiences and recommendations as Human Rights Defenders to key international decisions makers.

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  • Countdown to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion 2018

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category: General principles, Awareness-raising

    Children and young people from Children’s Parliament, Scottish Youth Parliament and Who Cares? Scotland are preparing to travel to Geneva with Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) and Bruce Adamson, the Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland, to take part in the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD).

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