New report uncovering Scotland’s human rights record

Date: 9th June 2022
Category: Universal Periodic Review

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Every four years, the UK’s overall human rights progress is assessed under the Universal Periodic Review. The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has gathered evidence from Together and many of our members to identify the human rights progress in the UK and Scotland. The report also includes human rights concerns that relate to Scotland specifically.

The report looks at progress, such as how Scotland has passed a law to end the lawful physical punishment of children and young people. It also explores where less progress has been made such as: children being held in police cells, the minimum age of marriage and the use of restraint and seclusion in schools and other settings.