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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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  • Scotland’s National Action Plan – Your Views

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

    The SHRC are seeking views from people across Scotland about their experiences when it comes to human rights.

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  • NGOs call for UK incorporation of EU Fundamental Rights Charter

    Date: 2nd October 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation

    Children's rights NGOs, including Together, have called for the Fundamental Rights Charter to be a part of the EU Withdrawal Bill, to ensure children's rights are included and considered in any Brexit deals.

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  • ‘Stop excluding children from Brexit dialogue’ – Together attends UK Parliament event

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation

    Representatives from Together, the Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland and Children in Scotland attended a special event at the House of Commons in Westminster on the 13th September to urge parliamentarians to listen to children and young people and seek their views on Brexit.

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  • Concerns raised over risks to human rights posed by EU Withdrawal Bill

    Date: 21st September 2017
    Category: General measures of implementation, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Several human rights organisations have raised significant concerns over the EU Withdrawal Bill's potential impact on human rights.

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  • Brexit causing worry and uncertainty among young people

    Date: 8th August 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Research by the British Youth Council's UK Young Ambassadors has concluded that young people are 'worried' and 'uncertain' about the future because of Brexit.

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  • The European Pillar of Social Rights shows commitment to investing in children

    Date: 8th August 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Announced in 2015 and published on 26 April 2017, the European Pillar of Social Rights is the European Commission's initiative that sets out principles and rights for fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems in Europe.

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  • Human rights institutions release joint statements on business and human rights

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

    Two statements have been released, one by the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions and the other by three UK-based human rights institutions, on the impact of business on human rights.

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  • Protecting unaccompanied children poses a major challenge in Europe, says new report

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

    The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has released its Fundamental Rights report 2017 which includes recommendations on child poverty, social exclusion and protecting unaccompanied children.

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  • Replacing the Human Rights Act kept off the agenda of the Queen’s Speech

    Date: 28th June 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Both the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights were kept off the agenda of the Queens Speech despite the commitment the Conservative party have made in their manifesto to reassess the current domestic human rights legislation.

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  • UNICEF report reveals UK is not meeting its international obligations to UK children

    Date: 28th June 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A recent report published by UNICEF has found that the UK Government still has some way to go in ensuring it meets the commitments of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that it made in relation to children.

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  • Fundamental Rights Report 2017

    Date: 13th June 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Diverse efforts at both EU and national levels have sought to bolster fundamental rights protection in 2016, while some measures threatened to undermine such protection. This report reviews major developments in the field, identifying both achievements and remaining areas of concern.

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  • 2016 Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

    Date: 31st May 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The European Commission has reported on the application of the Charter of fundamental rights in the EU for 2016.

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  • Reforming the Scottish Parliament from a human rights perspective

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has responded to the Scottish Parliament's Commission on Parliamentary Reform.

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  • Human rights response to General Election announcement

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Many questions have been raised following Theresa May's General Election announcement regarding human rights and protections. Responding to the announcement, the British Institute for Human Rights (BIHR) have written an initial response.

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  • Brexit: Rights at Risk

    Date: 3rd April 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation

    Experts from 12 different civil society organisations have outlined the potential impacts on rights in Scotland of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

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  • ‘The State of the World’s Human Rights’ assessment report

    Date: 22nd March 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The Amnesty International assessment report for 2016/17 states that 2016 will go down in history as an 'annus horribilis' when it comes to human rights, describing 'toxic rhetoric', "a vacuum of leadership on a chaotic world stage", "a lack of political will" and "divisive fear mongering".

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