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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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