Promote. Protect. Defend: Young Human Rights Defenders produce report calling for greater support for human rights in Scotland

Date: 18th April 2019
Category: Incorporation, Awareness-raising, Respect for the views of the child, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting


A group of young Human Rights Defenders has been working with CYPCS for the past year to create recommendations for people in power in Scotland. Recommendations have now been published in the report 'Promote. Protect. Defend.'

The group of young Human Rights Defenders worked with CYPCS over the past year focusing on issues such as the rights of young carers, gender equality, care experienced young people, music tuition, the environment and Gypsy/Traveller communities.

Their work links with calls from the United Nations for states to do more to support young human rights defenders and the group has taken their recommendations to the Scottish Parliament.

The report contains recommendations for the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and Scotland’s main public bodies on how they can and should support young human rights defenders in Scotland.

Find the full report here.

The eight recommendations of the report are explained here.

They have also produced a child-friendly version of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. Find it here.