Together guest-edits special International Human Rights Journal

Date: 6th June 2019
Category: General measures of implementation


A special edition of the International Journal of Human Rights has been published, guest-edited by Together staff with Dr Andressa Gadda and Professor Kay Tisdall.  The special edition, Human Rights Monitoring and Implementation, aims to enhance the critical evidence and strategic approach to implementing human rights in practice, outlining efforts in ensuring children can exercise their UNCRC rights in their day-to-day lives.

The journal builds on learning from Together’s 2017 seminar series “UNCRC in law, policy and practice”, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. It includes eight articles, which were written by young people, practitioners who are directly influencing policy and practice, and academics from across the UK, Canada and Ireland with both national and international expertise. These articles are going to be of particular relevance to Scotland as the commitment to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law is taken forward over the next 18 months.

These articles are:

  • Ursula Kilkelly, The UN convention on the rights of the child: incremental and transformative approaches to legal implementation
  • Tara M. Collins, The general measures of implementation: opportunities for progress with children’s rights
  • Bronagh Byrne & Laura Lundy, Children’s rights-based childhood policy: a six-P framework
  • Simon Hoffman, The UN convention on the rights of the child, decentralisation and legislative integration: a case study from Wales
  • Andressa M. Gadda, Juliet Harris, Kay M. Tisdall & Elizabeth Millership, ‘Making children’s rights real’: lessons from policy networks and Contribution Analysis
  • Lisa Payne, Child Rights Impact Assessment as a policy improvement tool
  • Kasey McCall-Smith, To incorporate the CRC or not – is this really the question?
  • Joel Meekison & Suki Wan, A young person’s guide to defending human rights

Read the journal here