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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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  • Human rights implications of Brexit

    Date: 7th March 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Former SHRC Chair Professor Alan Miller has highlighted the human rights impacts of Brexit whilst the SHRC and the Jimmy Reid foundation held a joint event on 22nd February to discuss the effect of Brexit on human rights in Scotland.

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  • Supreme Court backs immigration income threshold

    Date: 7th March 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The Supreme Court has ruled that a minimum income threshold restricting the ability of non-European Economic Area nationals to enter the UK is lawful, despite acknowledging that the requirement causes significant hardship for thousands of couples.

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  • Views wanted on business and human rights

    Date: 7th March 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    SNAP partners would like to hear views on issues raised from the business community, trade unions, civil society organisations and public bodies.

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  • Theresa May Plans UK Withdrawal From European Convention on Human Rights – Report

    Date: 10th January 2017
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Theresa May plans to take the UK out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), according to new reports which claim that the Prime Minister plans to fight the 2020 election on a platform of leaving the ECHR.

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  • Survey: Business and Human Rights

    Date: 29th November 2016
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The Scottish Human Rights Commission, Scottish Government and other partners in Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) are looking for views on business and human rights in Scotland from the business community, trade unions, civil society organisations and public bodies.

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  • Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC)

    Date: 4th October 2016
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    On 29th September 2016, the Scottish Parliament formally agreed a new name and remit for the Equal Opportunities Committee. The Membership of the Committee remains unchanged.

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