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  • Discovering if human rights are upheld in the UK

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    A new report has been shared with the United Nations which sets out the extent to which human rights are being upheld across the UK. This is part of the Universal Periodic Review process – where countries who are part of the United Nations review each other’s progress on putting human rights into practice.

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  • Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes opportunity to submit comments on the draft convention on the right to development

    Date: 14th March 2022
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Since the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development 35 years ago, the Committee notes that little progress has been made in clarifying the contents of the right to development. This draft convention provides a chance to resolve some of the right to development's conceptual and implementation issues.

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  • MSPs ask Scottish Government for an update on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 14th March 2022
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    As we approach the one year anniversary of the unanimous passage of the UNCRC Incorporation Bill, MSPs ask Scottish Government for an update on how it is addressing the UK Supreme Court’s judgment.

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  • Commitment to mainstream children’s rights

    Date: 12th November 2021
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Following calls by Child Rights Connect, the UN Secretary General has expressed agreement that “a holistic child rights perspective must be reinforced across the United Nations system at a global, regional and local level”. Subsequently, a guidance note on mainstreaming children’s rights will be created.

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  • Mikiko Ōtani becomes Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child!

    Date: 28th May 2021
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Mikiko has been a longstanding friend and supporter of Together, joining Together to present the draft Children’s Rights Bill to John Swinney back in 2018 and celebrating the passage of the UNCRC Incorporation Bill earlier on this year!

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  • Can you help shape a report to the UN?

    Date: 13th May 2021
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    If you work with a child or young person under the age of 25, please encourage them to share their thoughts and feelings on their rights and the needs of their community with Article 12 in Scotland. Responses will feed into the charity’s “Alternative Report” to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Unfearties' Community Consultation

    Date: 23rd April 2021
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Closing date: Ongoing

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  • UN Committee asks UK for update on key children’s rights issues

    Date: 1st March 2021
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The ‘List of Issues Prior to Reporting’ (LOIPR) highlights many of the concerns that Together members raised in our 2020 report to the UN Committee. The LOIPR will form the basis of the UK and devolved governments’ review by the UN Committee in 2022. 

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  • UK Government gives update on its human rights record

    Date: 28th January 2021
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The UK Government has published its mid-term report as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The report sets out  what progress the UK has made towards recommendations received in 2017. It includes information provided by Scottish Government.

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  • England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland submit joint list of issues to UN Committee

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The joint report outlines 30 key issues facing children across the four jurisdictions. It has been submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to inform its next review of the UK.

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  • New report - ‘Realising Rights, Changing Lives’

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The report identifies good practice conducted by United Nations entities for effective reporting cycles. It shares ‘success’ factors which influence whether engagement with these reporting cycles have measurable improvements in the global enjoyment of children’s rights.

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  • Together submits report to UN Committee

    Date: 10th December 2020
    Category: Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The report highlights 30 key issues for children in Scotland and will inform the initial stages of the UK’s next review by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

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  • Review of the UN human rights treaty body system published

    Date: 10th December 2020
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The review considers the effectiveness of the UN human rights treaty body system and makes recommendations on how the system could be further strengthened and enhanced.

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  • Equalities and Human Rights Commission submits report to the UN on children’s rights in Great Britain

    Date: 10th December 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The report is part of the monitoring of the UK Government’s implementation of rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The report looks at the state of children’s rights and makes recommendations for change.

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  • Election of members for UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Elections of half of the members of the UN Committee have taken place. Among fourteen candidates, States have voted for nine newly elected and re-elected members.

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  • Countries placing human rights at risk by delaying UN membership payments

    Date: 12th October 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Child Rights Connect is calling upon governments to pay their UN membership contributions in full. Currently only 122 out of 193 member states have made payment in full. Delays to payments inhibit human rights mechanisms from carrying out their fundamental functions, which is even more vital in the midst of the global human rights crisis exacerbated by COVID-19.

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  • Together and partners urge UN Treaty Bodies to keep up with reviews during COVID-19

    Date: 9th October 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    A total of 523 NGOs signed a joint letter to show support to the Treaty Bodies, express concerns at current delays and highlight the importance of Treaty Bodies performing their monitoring functions given the human rights impact of COVID-19.

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  • Complete our State of Children’s Rights Survey and discover slides from UNCRC 2020 webinar series

    Date: 10th July 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Slides from Together’s recent UNCRC 2020 webinar series are now available online. These webinars have helped build a picture of the current state of children’s rights in Scotland. Together is now seeking your views in a survey to help shape our report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, highlighting priority children’s rights issues in Scotland.

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  • Last chance to sign up to our Disability, Basic Health and Welfare State of Children’s Rights webinar

    Date: 25th June 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    This webinar will explore children’s rights issues on the topic of disability, basic health and welfare in Scotland, which will inform our report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Based upon our examination of the UK’s progress implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Committee will make recommendations and thereby influencing legislation and policy.

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  • NGOs meet with UN Treaty Body Chairs to discuss COVID-19

    Date: 11th June 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Policies & procedures

    The aim of this informal meeting was to discuss a way forward for UN Treaty Bodies to fully discharge their mandates in light of the challenges faced by COVID-19.

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