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  • Progressing Children's Rights in Scotland - An Action Plan 2018-2021: Consultation Analysis

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    In July 2018, the Scottish Government opened a public consultation on its draft Action Plan for Progressing Children’s Rights in Scotland between 2018 and 2021.

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  • Protecting children and young people's right to protest

    Date: 17th April 2019
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    School students have led major protests in recent months against political inaction against climate change. Students were met with threats of punishment and disciplinary action for doing so during school time. CRIN has written a statement supporting the student strikes, along with a template students can use to challenge the threat of punishments for protesting in accordance with UNCRC rights.

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  • respectme launch stage three of the #ChooseRespect Campaign

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: Mental health, Equal protection from violence, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Bullying, Non-discrimination, Respect for the views of the child, Best interests of the child, Right to life, survival and development, Refugee and asylum seeking children

    respectme have launched stage three of the Choose Respect anti-bullying campaign which focuses on the theme of ‘Building Empathy’.

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  • Scottish Government have updated their Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessments

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: Child rights impact assessments, Child rights indicators, Incorporation, General measures of implementation, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    After a period of evaluation, Scottish Government has updated its Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA).

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  • Consultation: Environmental Principles and Governance in Scotland

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: General principles

    The Scottish Government is seeking views on environmental principles and governance in Scotland.

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  • UN Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: General principles

    The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights presented new Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms to the which have been adopted at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in February/March 2019.

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  • HRC40 resolutions tabled: Rights of the Child, HRDs and 30th anniversary of the UNCRC

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Child Rights Connect has been following three resolutions at the Human Rights Council that were tabled on 14th March 2019 on empowering children with disabilities, recognising children as environmental human rights defenders and celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the UNCRC.

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  • UN human rights experts applaud children fighting climate change

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In response to the adoption of the Resolution on environmental human rights defenders, Child Rights Connect has shared a press release circulated by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, jointly with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the Special Rapporteur. They highlight the importance of the resolution for children who are currently standing up for their right to a healthy and sustainable environment.

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  • Scottish Government set to miss its child poverty targets

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services

    The Scottish Government is at risk of missing its own child poverty targets by more than 100,000 children, according to projections from the Resolution Foundation.

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  • Commitment towards children’s transition from institutional to family and community-based care grows

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children – a pan-European campaign that advocates for strengthening families and ending institutional care – released 16 country fact sheets about the progress with the transition from institutional to family and community-based care (also known as deinstitutionalisation) in 2018.

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  • Romanian EU Presidency to host Children’s Summit on the Future of Europe

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles

    The Romanian Presidency of the European Union has made “children’s right to participate in decisions that affect them” a top priority in the EU. 

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  • The Committee on the Rights of the child supports various initiatives of its partners to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention.

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The Committee on the Rights of the Child continues to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC. The Committee is collaborating with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and organizing a series of activities throughout 2019 that aim to encourage States parties to renew their commitment to the Convention by putting children’s rights at the forefront of national agendas.

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  • Consultation: Children’s Services Planning: Provision of Statutory Guidance

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, General measures of implementation

    Date: 25 March to 17 June 2019. The Scottish Government is holding a formal consultation on the continued effectiveness of statutory guidance provided to Community Planning Partnerships in support of Part 3 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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  • Together submits shadow report to UN Committee against Torture

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Restraint, Looked after children, Protection from abuse or neglect, Right to life, survival and development, Best interests of the child, UN Convention Against Torture

    Together has submitted a shadow report to the UN Committee against Torture for consideration as part of its 2019 review of the UK. This report highlights key concerns expressed by our members, and suggests recommendations the UN Committee could make to address these. 

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  • Together receives Scottish Government response to joint letter on minimum age of criminal responsibility

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: Age of criminal responsibility

    The Scottish Government has responded to a joint letter from Together and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) calling for the minimum age of criminal responsibility to be increased to 14 in line with minimum international standards. 

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  • 2018 ROCK Conference report now available

    Date: 26th March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The report from the 2018 Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Conference is now available online. 

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  • Together writes to Minister to call for action on incorporation

    Date: 22nd March 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation

    Together has written to Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd to reiterate the call for the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) within the current parliamentary term. Supported by leading children’s organisations across Scotland, the letter calls on the Scottish Government to present a bill to the Scottish Parliament by November 2019. This would mark Scotland’s commitment to the 30th anniversary year of the UNCRC and would ensure the bill is passed before 2021. 

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  • Call for submissions: Young Human Rights Defenders to spotlight Amnesty’s Write for Rights 2019 campaign

    Date: 21st March 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, Protection of privacy, Restraint

    Closing date: 14th April 2019. This year, for the 30th anniversary of the CRC, Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign will be focused on young human rights defenders (aged 25 and under) and they are looking for 10 amazing young people defending human rights to spotlight the campaign.

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  • Raising Awareness of Children's Rights at the upcoming Rights Cafes

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

    In December 2019, Scottish Ministers laid before Parliament a report on actions relevant to children’s rights taken over the past three years and an Action Plan for the next three years, in line with Part 1 duties included in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. As part of the work towards achieving the commitments laid out in the Action Plan, the Children’s Rights and Participation Team is hosting six, free unconference events, ‘Rights Cafés’, around Scotland.

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  • Youth workers say community relations negatively impacted since EU Referendum

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A new report by YouthLink Scotland and Youth Scotland shows youth workers have witnessed a negative impact on community relations since the EU Referendum in June 2016. The Hear.EU report explores the impact of Brexit on the youth work sector in Scotland.

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