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  • New Council of Europe Handbook for Local Authorities on Human Rights

    Date: 3rd April 2018
    Category: Non-discrimination, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Refugee and asylum seeking children

    A new human rights handbook has been launched by the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. The handbook encourages local authorities to promote human rights in their policies and sets out many examples of good practice. Notably, it discusses the role local authorities must play in protecting the rights of asylum-seeking children, children from Gypsy/Traveller backgrounds and LGBTI children.

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  • Human Rights Council hold Annual Day on the Rights of Child

    Date: 29th March 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The Annual Day on the Rights of the Child was held during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council where topics for the panel discussions included children's rights in humanitarian situations and how to increase accountability within the international community.

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  • Statement on Treaty Body strengthening delivered to Human Rights Council

    Date: 29th March 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies (TB-Net) has delivered a statement to the Human Rights Council to highlight the importance of follow-up procedures of Treaty Bodies.

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  • Briefing published on the role of UN human rights mechanisms in monitoring the SDGs

    Date: 29th March 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A report exploring how the United Nations human rights mechanisms can play a role in monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that seek to realise economic, social and cultural rights has been published by the Geneva Academy.

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  • Brexit: Scottish Parliament passes the “Continuity Bill”

    Date: 21st March 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    On 21st March 2018, MSPs voted 95-32 to pass the Scottish Government's Brexit "Continuity Bill". The Bill was emergency legislation and had therefore been fast-tracked through the Scottish Parliament.

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  • EU (Withdrawal) Bill: Update on the EU Charter

    Date: 26th February 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    This week, Peers will debate the fate of the Charter of Fundamental Rights under the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

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  • Together attends Children's Rights Forum Event on Brexit, Liverpool, 20th January 2018

    Date: 31st January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Together is continuing its work with UK partners in relation to Brexit and children's rights. On 20th January 2018, Together travelled to Liverpool for the Children's Rights Forum event on Brexit. This event gathered leading experts, politicians and members of civil society to discuss the impact that leaving the EU may have on children and young people.

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  • Advisory Group on Human Rights meets for the first time

    Date: 31st January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Scotland's new independent Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, which will develop recommendations on how Scotland can promote and support human rights, has met for the first time.

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  • New report published on the use of the UNCRC in court

    Date: 31st January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    CRIN has released a new report which analyses the use of the CRC in courts around the world to challenge abuses of children's rights.

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  • Human Rights in Scotland

    Date: 31st January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee are undertaking an enquiry into 'Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament.'

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  • EU (Withdrawal) Bill Update: Equality and Human Rights Commission criticises UK Government's right-by-right analysis of the EU Charter

    Date: 30th January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    On 16th January 2018, Together highlighted criticisms which had been made about the UK Government's "right-by-right" analysis of the EU Charter (read the article here). This criticism has continued and on 18th January 2018 the Equality and Human Rights Commission published a Legal Opinion on the matter. In this Opinion, Jason Coppel QC concludes that removing the Charter will result in a reduction in rights, contrary to what the UK Government claims.

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  • 70th Anniversary Celebration for the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

    Date: 17th January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    On 10th December 2018, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) will mark its 70th anniversary. The UN Human Rights Office is leading a year-long celebration with the aim of promoting the UDHR and reflecting on what has been achieved.

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  • Defending Rights: attitudes to enforcement inquiry

    Date: 17th January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The JCHR has an open inquiry which is calling for evidence on factors which may prevent individuals from using the UK's human rights framework effectively.

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  • EU Withdrawal Bill Update: Scottish Parliament Constitution Committee refuses to recommend legislative consent

    Date: 16th January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee has unanimously agreed not to recommend that legislative consent is given to the EU Withdrawal Bill. This is due to the effect the Bill shall have on the structure of the devolution settlement. Even if the Scottish Parliament refuses to give legislative consent this shall not "block" Brexit.

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  • EU Withdrawal Bill Update: response to the UK Government's 'right by right' analysis

    Date: 16th January 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Numerous human rights organisations have expressed concerns over the UK Government's "right by right" analysis which sets out how rights in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights shall be protected after Brexit.

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  • Scotland Declaration on Human Rights

    Date: 12th December 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Together has signed the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights.

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  • Concerns for rights protections in EU Withdrawal Bill

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Together has submitted joint evidence to the JCHR outlining concerns about the protection of human rights in the European Union (Withdrawal Bill).

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  • The EU Withdrawal Bill and the Charter of Fundamental Rights: Committee Stage Debate, 21st November 2017

    Date: 20th November 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Tomorrow MPs debating the EU (Withdrawal) Bill will decide the fate of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. In its current form the Bill proposes abandoning the Charter despite "copying and pasting" the rest of EU law onto the UK statute book. Several amendments have been proposed which aim to save the Charter and it is these which shall form the core of tomorrow's debates.

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  • New Together briefings on Brexit

    Date: 17th November 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation

    Together has been continuing its work on Brexit and its implications for children's rights protection.

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  • Better Brexit Report

    Date: 29th October 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    My Life My Say, a new report co-published by APPG Brexit and LSE, finds that young people in the UK are worried that Brexit will increase inequality and intolerance.

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