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  • 2015 Eurochild Report on the European Semester

    Date: 6th January 2016
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Eurochild carried out the assessment of the 2015 European Semester with the help of its member organisations. The work draws on the experience of the past four years' (2011 - 2014) analysis of the National Reform Programmes (NRPs) of EU Member States, with an extended scope in 2015. In the 2015 analysis, Eurochild particularly assessed the extent to which the European Commission 'Recommendation on Investing in Children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage' (2013) has been implemented across the EU and whether the European Semester process is helping or hindering the achievement of positive outcomes for children.

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  • Plans to scrap human rights act postponed

    Date: 8th December 2015
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Plans to scrap the Human Rights Act have been delayed for a second time until 2016, Justice Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed.

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  • Children’s Rights and the UN Treaty Bodies - An analysis of the work of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    Date: 8th December 2015
    Category: Children with disabilities, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with D

    To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities last week, CRIN has published an analysis of the work of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in which they press for the rights of children with disabilities to be addressed with the same consistency and rigour as adults' rights.

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  • European Commission statement to mark Universal Children’s Day

    Date: 24th November 2015
    Category: General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The statement was made by a number of European Commissioners and focuses on the post-2015 agenda, highlights a new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy, addresses the impact of the current refugee crisis on children and concludes with ways to promote children's rights worldwide.

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  • Human Rights Inquiry - call for evidence

    Date: 13th October 2015
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The European and External Relations Committee would welcome views on the proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act...

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  • First Minister has outlined Scotland's commitment to the Human Rights Act

    Date: 29th September 2015
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Scottish Government will not grant the consent needed by the UK Government in any attempt to repeal the Human Rights Act.

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  • Scotland, the Sewel Convention and the Human Rights Act

    Date: 17th July 2015
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A new blog article explores human rights protections in law in Scotland in the context of devolution, specifically focusing on Scotland's relationship with the Human Rights Act and the Sewel Convention.

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  • Members of UK Joint Committee on Human Rights formally appointed members

    Date: 16th July 2015
    Category: Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The Joint Committee on Human Rights which examines matters relating to human rights within the UK has formally appointed members from the House of Lords and is awaiting members from the House of Commons.

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  • Put children at the heart of policy making, say children’s organisations

    Date: 23rd April 2015
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A network of over 130 child rights organisations, including Together, has raised concern over the growing divide between commitments made to realise children's rights and the inaction of EU institutions.

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  • Human rights laws must go forwards, not back

    Date: 1st April 2015
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    As we approach the 2015 UK General Election, SHRC has called on all parties to commit to a progressive approach to realising human rights.

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  • Law Society says human rights should be priority for next UK Government

    Date: 2nd March 2015
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The protection of human rights including the retention of the Human Rights Act should be among the key priorities it believes the next UK Government should take action on, the Law Society of Scotland said on 2nd March 2015.

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  • Protection of economic and social rights in Scotland

    Date: 10th December 2014
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    As Scotland celebrated Human Rights Day and the one year anniversary of Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights on 10th December 2014, the current framework of economic and social rights in Scotland was debated and a Holyrood article has pulled some key discussion points together.

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  • Human Rights Act must stay, says Scottish Government

    Date: 3rd October 2014
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Responding to media speculation on a possible repeal of the European Human Rights legislation on 3rd October 2014, former Community Safety and Legal Affairs Minister Roseanna Cunningham said the Scottish Government was 'strongly opposed' to such a move.

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