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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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  • Sign up to our State of Children’s Rights webinars

    Date: 5th June 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    These webinars will explore children’s rights issues 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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  • COVID-19: Joint NGO letter sent to UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

    Date: 28th May 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Over 40 NGOs issue a joint letter to encourage United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies to explore all possible options to ensure continuous monitoring of States’ compliance with their treaty obligations during the crisis.

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  • Launch of new database of Universal Periodic Review voluntary pledges and recommendations

    Date: 28th May 2020
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Policies & procedures, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    This database is a powerful tool to respect, protect and fulfil human rights and fundamental freedoms, as it includes more than 79,000 Universal Periodic Review recommendations and 1,500 voluntary pledges that States have made.

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  • OHCHR Media Guide to the new UN Independent Experts (2020)

    Date: 28th May 2020
    Category: Policies & procedures, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    This media guide provides information on the newly appointed Special Rapporteurs and Independent Experts, outlining their profile, role and how you can contact them.

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  • Children’s views sought on new guide on the Universal Periodic Review

    Date: 1st May 2020
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Universal Periodic Review

    Closing date: 31st May 2020

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  • Inquiry into human rights implications of UK Government’s COVID-19 response

    Date: 9th April 2020
    Category: Policies & procedures, General principles, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Closing date: 22nd July 2020

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  • Together launches its State of Children’s Rights Report

    Date: 11th March 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Funding, General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Special protection measures

    More than 50 charities and experts contributed to the report which considers the extent to which children in Scotland are able to exercise their human rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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  • New report assesses children’s participation and empowerment during UNCRC session

    Date: 19th November 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Respect for the views of the child

    Children’s Rights Connect has published an analysis highlighting how the UN Committee has addressed children’s participation and empowerment of children human rights defenders (CHRDs) during its 82nd session.  

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  • Child-friendly bios of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child members

    Date: 7th October 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The UNCRC Secretariat has produced a child-friendly presentation of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child members.

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  • UK opts in for simplified UNCRC reporting procedure

    Date: 18th September 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The UK has changed the procedure that it will follow when reporting to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The UK previously followed the standard reporting procedure but opted into the simplified procedure in August 2019.

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  • Chid Rights Connect publishes children’s rights case studies

    Date: 14th August 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Child Rights Connect (CRC) has published a series of case studies on NGOs’ and National Human Rights Institutions’ activities engaging with specific recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Together’s Director attends Geneva meeting on strengthening UN Treaty Bodies

    Date: 30th July 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The meeting on 1-2 July 2019 gathered NGOs from across the world to discuss mechanisms to strengthen UN Treaty Bodies, ahead of the 2020 review process.

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  • A Second Revolution: thirty years of child rights, and the unfinished agenda

    Date: 15th July 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Child Rights Now! has published a report on the status of children’s rights in 17 countries, highlighting the critical steps needed to realise these rights.

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  • UN Treaty Body chairs publish paper on future of system

    Date: 15th July 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Following their 31st meeting last week in New York, the 10 chairpersons of the UN treaty bodies have issued a Position Paper on the future of the treaty body system.

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  • Table of Views adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and Follow-up status

    Date: 25th June 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, General principles, General measures of implementation

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is now publishing on its website a table with the summaries of adopted decisions on individual communications under the Third Optional Protocol of the UNCRC and the follow-up status by States. 

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  • Round table with CRC Chairperson Luis Pedernera

    Date: 25th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Notes from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child roundtable have been published. The Round Table raised serious concern regarding the UN Budget crisis, which the roundtable refers to as an “attack to the Treaty Bodies” and the possible cancellation of the third session as having a “strong impact on the backlog of the work of the CRC Committee and other Treaty Bodies”.

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  • Together’s recommendations to the First Minister: Incorporate UN treaty rights into Scots law

    Date: 24th June 2019
    Category: Incorporation, General measures of implementation, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Policies & procedures, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Together, along with our civil society partners, has written to the First Minister calling for a strong and effective legal framework to progress human rights in Scotland.

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  • The 2018 Day of General Discussion (DGD) outcome report is adopted!

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The 2018 DGD outcome report is adopted! We are delighted to announce that the CRC Committee has adopted the 2018 DGD outcome report on Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders!

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