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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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  • Children's Parliament National Sitting 2017

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles

    The Children's Parliament recently celebrated its 21st birthday at its 2017 National Sitting, an event at which adults were able to engage in meaningful conversations with children about their concerns and opinions.

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  • European Parliament marks World Children’s Day by launching dialogue with children

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles

    On 20th November, Universal Children's Day, children and young people from across Europe joined members of the European Parliament for a debate on the theme of 'The Europe We Want'.

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  • Minimum age: Balancing child protection and participation

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Age of criminal responsibility

    On Universal Children's Day, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published findings on differences in legal minimum ages to help the EU and its Member States eliminate inconsistencies, protection gaps and seemingly arbitrary restrictions resulting from different age thresholds.

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  • Fuel Poverty Strategy

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: General principles, Basic Health and Welfare, Social security and childcare

    Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on its new draft Fuel Poverty Strategy. The consultation seeks views on proposals to tackle and diminish fuel poverty in Scotland.

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  • SNP Youth motion to raise Army recruitment age passes at conference

    Date: 16th October 2017
    Category: Children in situations of exploitation, General principles

    The SNP Youth group have secured a landmark victory at the party's annual conference as members voted in favour of raising the army recruitment age from 16 to 18.

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  • Fostering a victim centred approach to hate crime In Scotland

    Date: 16th October 2017
    Category: General principles

    Victim Support Scotland has produced this report to coincide with the independent review of hate crime legislation, which is currently being conducted by Lord Bracadale.

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  • Global study finds children are forced into gender roles in early adolescence

    Date: 16th October 2017
    Category: General principles

    The Global Early Adolescent Study finds that girls are considered vulnerable and protected, while boys are set free to roam and explore, with lifelong consequences.

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