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  • New blog on reform to judicial review

    Date: 15th January 2021
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    The new blog by Dr Katie Boyle, Associate Professor Int Human Rights Law at the University of Stirling, considers the human rights implications of reforms to judicial review.

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  • Stage 1 report on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill published

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Incorporation

    The report analyses evidence gathered from individuals and groups who would be impacted by the Bill – including engagement sessions with children and young people. The Equalities and Human Rights Committee unanimously recommends that the Scottish Parliament agree to the general principles of the Bill, while identifying some areas in need of further consideration.

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  • Together’s #RightsResolution for 2021

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: UNCRC Optional Protocols and General Comments, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Awareness-raising

    To celebrate the #YearOfChildhood, Together’s #RightsResolution for 2021 is to create weekly children’s rights infographics for our members to use and share.

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  • Get involved in the Year of Childhood 2021

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    The #YearOfChildhood is kicking off with a focus  on storytelling. Children’s Parliament is inviting children, young people and adults to help create a picture of what makes a happy childhood. Findings will inform the Year of Childhood programme.

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  • Fairer Scotland Action Plan: Progress Report 2020

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    In December 2020, Scottish Government published its Fairer Scotland Action Plan: Progress Report 2020. The report describes Scottish Government’s achievements and ongoing work according to its 2016 Fairer Scotland Action Plan.

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  • Lockdown Lowdown findings

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    In October 2020, young people were invited to join a series of focus groups and respond to a survey on the impact COVID-19 is having on them. These activities were organised by the Scottish Youth Parliament, supported by YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot. The survey report and focus group findings are now available online.

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  • Changes to disclosure of childhood offending behaviour

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Age of criminal responsibility, Children in conflict with the law

    The law on sharing information about childhood offending behaviour is changing. This could significantly reduce adverse implications later in life.

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  • Western Isles council rejects official RSHP education

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, including vocational education

    A  majority of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar councillors backed a motion “commending” Roman Catholic teaching materials which uphold an orthodox stance against sexual intercourse outside heterosexual marriage.

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  • Addressing food insecurity and learning loss during school holidays

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Education, including vocational education, Recreation, play and cultural activities, Child poverty, Mental health

    During summer 2020, YouthLink Scotland coordinated and supported a pilot program to address food insecurity during the school holiday period. The program was funded by Scottish Government and involved 152 young people (most aged 12-14) from six local authority areas. A report evaluating the pilot’s effectiveness, commissioned to The Lines Between, is now available online.

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  • ‘Navigating a World of Rights’ – new report shares findings from Who Cares? Scotland’s participation work

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, including vocational education, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The report covers why members feel it is important for their human rights to be protected in law, policy, and practice. The report also includes recommendations for change.

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  • Calls to radically reshape bail and remand system

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Children in conflict with the law

    A CYCJ study has called for reform to ensure the system is child-friendly, fair and just for both victims and children who have offended.

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  • Children's views on COVID recovery

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19

    In December, Children’s Parliament provided its input to the COVID Education Recovery Group, which leads the national response to the pandemic in the context of the school system. In a new blog post, it reflects on what recovery means from a rights-based perspective.

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  • New report highlights the impact of ‘Pride & Pixels’ digital youth work

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19, Mental health

    ‘Pride & Pixels’ is a digital youth work platform developed in response to COVID-19 to support young members of the LGBTI community.

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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 CEDAW General Recommendation on trafficking of women and girls in the context of global migration

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Child trafficking, UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimin

    Governments have a duty to combat all forms of trafficking under Article 6 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This new General Recommendation by the CEDAW Committee contextualises this obligation within the framework of global migration.

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  • Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: social protection in high income countries

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19, Child poverty

    A new UNICEF report explores how the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to affect children; the initial government responses to the crisis; and how future public policies could be optimised to better support children.

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  • #CovidUnder19 Global Survey results out now

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    In May 2020, the Centre for Children’s Rights from Queen’s University Belfast launched a survey for those aged eight to 17 to understand their “Life under Coronavirus”. Eight thematic briefings have been released to examine its findings.

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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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  • Covid-19 threatens progress to eradicate child labour

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Children in situations of exploitation, COVID-19

    2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour but the COVID-19 pandemic threatens two decades worth of progress and places millions of children at risk. In a recent article, anti-child labour organisations and advocates discuss what it will take to tackle child labour effectively.

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  • Call for children’s views on their rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19

    Closing date: 31st January 2021

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