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  • Together signs joint letter to the Prime Minister, calling for a commitment to safeguarding universal human rights

    Date: 10th December 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    To mark Human Rights Day on the 10th December 2018, Together has signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for a commitment to safeguarding universal human rights as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.

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  • Getting Rights Right: New Report from Equalities and Human Rights Committee endorses Scottish Government’s commitment to incorporate UNCRC in Scots Law

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Incorporation

    Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee has published its report on Human Rights in Scotland which welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to incorporate the principles of the UNCRC into Scots Law.  The Committee calls for the commitment to be taken forward in this parliamentary session.

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  • New website showcases what Brexit means for civil society

    Date: 7th November 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Brexit Civil Society Alliance has launched a new website which aims to provide accessible, up-to-date resources on what Brexit means for civil society and showcase what Brexit work civil society is doing.

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  • Digital World & Digital Rights Survey for Young People

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Since its launch in February this year, the Young Scot 5Rights Youth Leadership Group has been investigating different aspects of the digital world – particularly around how young people can support each other around their digital rights, the role that businesses can play in realising young people’s rights, what cyber resilience means to young people, and how innovative technology can help young people exercise their rights in the digital world.

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  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill: Consultation

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scottish Government is looking to develop a Bill which aims to strengthen the existing legislative framework for protecting women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Bill seeks to introduce protection orders for women and girls at risk, and place guidance for professionals on a statutory footing.

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  • Together endorses submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on '20 years of the Human Rights Act'

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Together has supported a joint submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the effectiveness of the Human Rights Act (1998).

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  • Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellowship launched

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A new Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellowship has been launched, with the first three Fellows welcomed to Scotland.

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  • UK child citizenship fees prompt legal challenge to Home Office

    Date: 25th July 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A judicial review is being sought of the Home Office which will challenge the fee that is charged for registering a child as a British citizen. The current fee is £1,012, which is a 51% increase since 2014.

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  • New reports map differences in legal minimum ages across the EU

    Date: 23rd May 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published a new set of findings on the differences in legal minimum ages across the EU with the aim of eliminating inconsistencies and lifting arbitrary restricting which result from different age thresholds.

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  • ScotRail ban on rights-breaching devices

    Date: 27th November 2017
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    ScotRail has banned the use of controversial 'anti-loitering' devices (known as mosquito devices) at train stations across the network, after they were condemned by the Children's Commissioner.

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  • Campaign to lower voting age to 16 in Northern Ireland

    Date: 2nd October 2017
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A renewed campaign to lower the voting age to 16 in Northern Ireland cites encouragement and inspiration by young people's engagement in both the Scottish Referendum and the most recent General Election.

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  • Mosquito device installed at Hamilton train station

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: Non-discrimination, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A new 'mosquito device' has been installed, despite the evidence of their harmful and discriminatory impact on children and young people.

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  • Young Scots reveal challenges to their rights online

    Date: 13th June 2017
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A new report presented to the Scottish Government finds that more than half (59%) of young people have experienced or know someone who has been effected by bullying online. Two in five (41%) young people have admitted they don't know if their rights are being observed in the digital world.

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  • UN investigator calls for independent review of Prevent

    Date: 13th June 2017
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A former UN Special Rapporteur has called for an independent review of the UK's 'divisive' counter terrorism strategy, Prevent.

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  • New Police Scotland stop and search code in force

    Date: 16th May 2017
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The code says statutory searches must be "necessary, proportionate and in accordance with the law". There is also specific guidance on dealing with children and vulnerable adults.

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  • Statement on consensual search of Scottish school pupils

    Date: 7th February 2017
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The Commissioner's office has released a statement regarding the Deputy First Minister's response to statutory powers for teachers to search pupils for weapons in school.

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  • Call for MSYP candidates - #Stand4SYP

    Date: 6th September 2016
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The next Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) elections will be in March 2017, and the call for candidates is now open.

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  • ‘Doing referendums differently after the EU vote’

    Date: 6th September 2016
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    This new report by the Electoral Reform Society evaluates the conduct of the EU referendum and makes suggestions for future improvement, including recommending votes from age 16 across the UK and the extension of citizenship education in schools.

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  • Legal challenge over safer alternatives to detention in police cells

    Date: 6th September 2016
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In England, a 14-year-old boy is launching a legal challenge against London's Metropolitan police and his local council over a failure to provide a safer alternative to detention in police cells.

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  • Submission to the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

    Date: 24th August 2016
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In their submission, CRIN have highlighted several areas of children's rights that warrant further discussion, including: children's right to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, the right to vote, and access to justice and challenging public decisions.

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