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  • HRC40 resolutions tabled: Rights of the Child, HRDs and 30th anniversary of the UNCRC

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Child Rights Connect has been following three resolutions at the Human Rights Council that were tabled on 14th March 2019 on empowering children with disabilities, recognising children as environmental human rights defenders and celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the UNCRC.

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  • UN human rights experts applaud children fighting climate change

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In response to the adoption of the Resolution on environmental human rights defenders, Child Rights Connect has shared a press release circulated by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, jointly with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the Special Rapporteur. They highlight the importance of the resolution for children who are currently standing up for their right to a healthy and sustainable environment.

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  • Commitment towards children’s transition from institutional to family and community-based care grows

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children – a pan-European campaign that advocates for strengthening families and ending institutional care – released 16 country fact sheets about the progress with the transition from institutional to family and community-based care (also known as deinstitutionalisation) in 2018.

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  • Romanian EU Presidency to host Children’s Summit on the Future of Europe

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles

    The Romanian Presidency of the European Union has made “children’s right to participate in decisions that affect them” a top priority in the EU. 

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  • Call for submissions: Young Human Rights Defenders to spotlight Amnesty’s Write for Rights 2019 campaign

    Date: 21st March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Protection of privacy, Restraint

    Closing date: 14th April 2019. This year, for the 30th anniversary of the CRC, Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign will be focused on young human rights defenders (aged 25 and under) and they are looking for 10 amazing young people defending human rights to spotlight the campaign.

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  • Raising Awareness of Children's Rights at the upcoming Rights Cafes

    Date: 21st March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In December 2019, Scottish Ministers laid before Parliament a report on actions relevant to children’s rights taken over the past three years and an Action Plan for the next three years, in line with Part 1 duties included in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. As part of the work towards achieving the commitments laid out in the Action Plan, the Children’s Rights and Participation Team is hosting six, free unconference events, ‘Rights Cafés’, around Scotland.

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  • Youth workers say community relations negatively impacted since EU Referendum

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A new report by YouthLink Scotland and Youth Scotland shows youth workers have witnessed a negative impact on community relations since the EU Referendum in June 2016. The Hear.EU report explores the impact of Brexit on the youth work sector in Scotland.

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  • The Scottish Government held the third annual Cabinet meeting with 14 children and young people

    Date: 14th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    Last week, the Scottish Government held the third annual Cabinet meeting with children and young people at Bute House, Edinburgh.

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  • Children’s sharing app is fined over neglecting children's data privacy

    Date: 13th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Protection of privacy

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), of the United States, has said that Musical.ly app, which was later acquired and incorporated into TikTok, illegally and knowingly collected information from children under the age of 13.

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  • New report outlines systematic failures to protect children in England

    Date: 13th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services, Equal protection from violence

    A new report reveals how national and local government is failing to protect children in England whilst policymakers focus on Brexit, leaving children traumatised, powerless and vulnerable to abuse in many areas of their lives. The State of Children’s Rights in 2018 report includes new data gathered using Freedom of Information requests which highlights issues such as: housing and accommodation, increasing violence against children, and the increased use of spit hoods by police. 

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  • Together co-signs statement for the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Child Rights Connect had prepared a statement to be presented on 28th February at the Human Rights Council’s interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, on human rights defenders.

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  • The Committee on the Rights of the Child will draft a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    Closing date 15 May 2019. The Committee on the Rights of a Child will set a new international standard for children’s rights in a digital world. It is necessary and timely, as children grow up in an increasingly connected world where technology has critically significant impacts on their lives.

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  • Together’s Director presents to Cross Party Group about raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility

    Date: 5th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation, Special protection measures, Age of criminal responsibility

    Together’s Director spoke at a recent meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People. The meeting on 6th February 2019 was convened to discuss the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill. The Bill currently proposes raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 8 years old (the lowest in Europe) to 12.

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  • Briefing papers on the incorporation of human rights in Wales

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    Associate Professor at Swansea University, Dr Simon Hoffman, and member of Together's Incorporation Advisory Group, has published three briefing papers on the incorporation of human rights in Wales. Dr. Hoffman contends that human rights have been agreed by the community of nations, the United Nations, as basic entitlements which should be available to everyone. This sets the tone for the first briefing, Incorporation of International Human Rights, which discusses how human rights may be incorporated, and demonstrated and why this should be the objective in Wales.

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  • Brexit: Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence, Family Environment and Alternative Care, General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A joint letter from the Children’s Commissioners for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland was sent to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. This letter seeks assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children arising from Brexit.

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  • UN General Assembly: “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of woman human rights defenders” includes references to the challenges faced by children rights defenders.

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence

    The latest report of the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, reports on the situation of human rights defenders in which he reviews the situation of women human rights defenders making comparisons to children’s rights defenders.

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  • Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Basic Health and Welfare

    Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019. The Scottish Government is asking for views on their Good Food Nation public consultation. In 2014, Becoming a Good Food Nation, set a new vision for Scotland: that by 2025 Scotland will be “a Good Food Nation, where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy, cook, serve, and eat each day.” This consultation is all about what laws we should have to achieve this.

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  • Together responds to hate crime consultation

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Together has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on hate crime legislation in Scotland. The consultation sought views on the recommendations of the Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation led by Lord Bracadale in 2018.

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  • Brexit: Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe launch report

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    The Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe launched its report last week. The report sets out Panel members’ views and priorities around Brexit, including recommendations for decision-makers.

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  • Together submits evidence on Scotland’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Date: 28th February 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Together has responded to a call for evidence on Scotland’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were launched in 2015 and set out 17 Goals with the aim of encouraging all countries to implement the necessary environmental, economic and social change to achieve peace and prosperity for all.

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