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  • Council of Europe adopts recommendation on children’s rights in the digital environment

    Date: 25th July 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A new recommendation has been adopted by the Council of Europe which sets out guidelines on how the rights of children can be better respected, protected and fulfilled in the digital environment.

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  • Brexit: Charter amendment falls as Lords focus on Meaningful Vote

    Date: 27th June 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The EU Withdrawal Bill has now completed its bumpy 11-month ride through the Houses of Parliament with Royal Assent the final stage needed before the Bill becomes law. Some improvements have been made, such as reducing the scope for Henry VIII powers. However, despite our efforts, the fight to protect the Charter of Fundamental Rights was lost in the final days of the debates.

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  • UK ratifies Lanzarote Convention to tackle child sexual exploitation

    Date: 27th June 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The UK Government has become the 44th country to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, known as the Lanzarote Convention, which works to end all kinds of sexual offences against children.

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  • Sweden to incorporate the UNCRC into law

    Date: 14th June 2018
    Category: Incorporation, General measures of implementation, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Policies & procedures

    The Swedish Parliament has adopted a bill that will incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law.

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  • UN Day of General Discussion – new participation resource available

    Date: 23rd May 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A resource has been produced which supports consultation with children to inform the UN General Day of Discussion, which this year will be focusing on Protecting and Empowering Child Human Rights Defenders.

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  • Amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill protect Rights

    Date: 8th May 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Today marks the final day of Report Stage in the House of Lords. Here, we summarise some of the key changes made to the Withdrawal Bill relating to rights protections. These changes are not set in stone, however, as the Bill will be returned to the House of Commons for MPs to consider the new amendments in the coming weeks.

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  • Report published on implications of Brexit

    Date: 24th April 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Scottish Government has published a report highlighting the views and concerns of Scottish invdividuals on Brexit and what it the Government is doing to address these.

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  • Brexit: Children & Young People's Participation

    Date: 16th April 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Respect for the views of the child

    Discussions around Brexit tend to overlook the impact it will have on children and young people and few attempts have been made to reach out to them and hear their views. However, several projects and proposals highlight positive steps being taken in Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. These examples go beyond surveys and establish more active, face-to-face and ongoing engagement with children and young people.

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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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