Launch of the Rights Detectives latest Mission Update Report #003

Date: 14th December 2023
Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

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Today we are excited to launch the latest Rights Detectives Mission Update Report #003! Our Rights Detectives have been extremely busy investigating and completing missions and this is the third report to Scottish Government to help shape Scotland's new Human Rights Bill.

The third report in the series explores how the Detectives helped to shape child-friendly resources to support children and young people to respond to the Scottish Government consultation on the new Human Rights Bill.  It also brings together the findings from the Detectives final investigations, which involved 80 children and young people aged 10-17 years-old from St John Ogilvie High School Hamilton and from the Girl Guides in Edinburgh.

The Detectives’ investigations explored what Scotland needs to do to make things better for people whose human rights are most at risk, who should help when people’s human rights are not respected and what should be included in a right to a healthy environment. The children and young people they spoke to talked about what needs to be done to combat harmful gender stereotypes, to address discrimination against Black, Brown and minority ethnic people and LGBTQ+ people, to improve support for people with disabilities, protect the rights of Care Experienced children and more.  They also identified many of the concerns that children and young people have about human rights, including war and armed conflict, bullying and access to justice. 

The Detectives' findings emphasise the need for a Human Rights Bill that ensures dignity and inclusivity for all!

Read the Detectives’ Mission Update Report #003 here!

Find out more about the Rights Detectives previous work here. 

The Rights Detectives and Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) would like to thank all the children and young people who took part in these investigations, as well as the Scottish Youth Parliament, and Children in Scotland for their support.  We would also like to thank the Scottish Government Human Rights Team who have not only funded the work of the Rights Detectives, but have also worked closely with us to make sure their findings are taken into account in the development of the new Human Rights Bill.