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  • The Committee on the Rights of the Child will draft a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    Closing date 15 May 2019. The Committee on the Rights of a Child will set a new international standard for children’s rights in a digital world. It is necessary and timely, as children grow up in an increasingly connected world where technology has critically significant impacts on their lives.

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  • Survey: #WhatsYourTake: For young people in Scotland aged 12-25

    Date: 7th March 2019
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    Closing Date: 9:00am 20th March 2019 The Scottish Youth Parliament is looking for young people in Scotland aged 12-25 to take an online survey regarding their views on some key issues. For more information on taking the #WhatsYourTake survey click here.

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  • Together responds to consultation on Trauma Training Plan

    Date: 5th March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Training, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Together has responded to a joint consultation by NHS Education Scotland and the Scottish Government on a new Trauma-informed Training Plan.

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  • Together’s Director presents to Cross Party Group about raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility

    Date: 5th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation, Special protection measures, Age of criminal responsibility

    Together’s Director spoke at a recent meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People. The meeting on 6th February 2019 was convened to discuss the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill. The Bill currently proposes raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 8 years old (the lowest in Europe) to 12.

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  • Briefing papers on the incorporation of human rights in Wales

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    Associate Professor at Swansea University, Dr Simon Hoffman, and member of Together's Incorporation Advisory Group, has published three briefing papers on the incorporation of human rights in Wales. Dr. Hoffman contends that human rights have been agreed by the community of nations, the United Nations, as basic entitlements which should be available to everyone. This sets the tone for the first briefing, Incorporation of International Human Rights, which discusses how human rights may be incorporated, and demonstrated and why this should be the objective in Wales.

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  • Brexit: Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence, Family Environment and Alternative Care, General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A joint letter from the Children’s Commissioners for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland was sent to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. This letter seeks assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children arising from Brexit.

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  • UN General Assembly: “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of woman human rights defenders” includes references to the challenges faced by children rights defenders.

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence

    The latest report of the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, reports on the situation of human rights defenders in which he reviews the situation of women human rights defenders making comparisons to children’s rights defenders.

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  • Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019. The Scottish Government is asking for views on their Good Food Nation public consultation. In 2014, Becoming a Good Food Nation, set a new vision for Scotland: that by 2025 Scotland will be “a Good Food Nation, where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy, cook, serve, and eat each day.” This consultation is all about what laws we should have to achieve this.

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  • Together responds to hate crime consultation

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Together has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on hate crime legislation in Scotland. The consultation sought views on the recommendations of the Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation led by Lord Bracadale in 2018.

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  • Brexit: Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe launch report

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    The Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe launched its report last week. The report sets out Panel members’ views and priorities around Brexit, including recommendations for decision-makers.

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  • Together submits evidence on Scotland’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Together has responded to a call for evidence on Scotland’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were launched in 2015 and set out 17 Goals with the aim of encouraging all countries to implement the necessary environmental, economic and social change to achieve peace and prosperity for all.

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  • Consultation: Protective orders for people at risk of domestic abuse

    Date: 26th February 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Domestic abuse, Protection from abuse or neglect

    Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019. The consultation seeks views on proposals to create new protective orders that could be used to keep people at risk of domestic abuse safe by banning perpetrators from their homes and on also seeks views on whether changes are needed to the current system of exclusion orders which allow a victim of domestic abuse to apply to suspend the right of their partner to live in the family home.

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  • Report on differing models of child primary health care across Europe

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Health and health services, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) project has spent three years identifying and critically assessing the differing models of child primary health care that are used across Europe. 

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  • Second annual First Minsters Question Time (FMQT) Next Generation is back this April

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion

    Closing date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019. FMQT Next Generation is giving children and young people another opportunity to question the First Minister in person, or submit questions, ensuring that the voices of children and young people are heard in Scottish politics.

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  • UNHCR Report: Remove child migrants from detention centres

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    The UNHCR published a new report urging authorities to end detention of children for immigration purposes, integrate children in their national systems, and provide them with the guardianship systems.

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  • MUTINY! The CRIN Code: Child’s Rights International Network has mapped out a new way of promoting children’s right

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    CRIN is a creative think tank that produces new and dynamic perspectives on human rights issues, with a focus on children’s rights. CRIN is saying goodbye to business as usual and introducing the CRIN code. The code sets out their values, principles and vision for a rights-respecting world and how they intend to get there.

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  • University of Edinburgh & University of Strathclyde: Call for proposals regarding the emotional relations of children’s participation rights

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Closing date: Friday, 15th March 2019. This Special Issue proposal for Emotion, Space and Society is seeking proposals that explore the role of emotional relations in how children and young people’s participation rights are embraced, contested, realized, resisted and experienced.

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  • Call for comments: Committee on the Rights of the Child seeks comments on the implementation of the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Closing date: Sunday, 31st March 2019. The Committee invites all interested parties to comment on the current draft of the Guidelines. Comments are welcome on all aspects of the draft Guidelines, and after due consideration of inputs provided, the Committee will decide on the contents of the final version of the Guidelines. All comments should adhere to the following:

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  • Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) Practice and Development Panel

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Basic Health and Welfare

    Last year Getting it Right for Every Child Practice Development Panel was established and tasked by ministers to develop a Code of Practice around information sharing, for children, families and people who support them. Together’s Director Juliet Harris is one of the panel members who will be responsible for producing a draft Code of Practice for information sharing, by consensus.

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  • Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland gives the first Rhodri Morgan Annual Lecture

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    A historic moment for Brue Adamson, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner, happened on 25th September as he was asked to give the first Rhodri Morgan Annual Lecture focusing on children’s rights at the Senedd, or the National Assembly of Wales.

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