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  • Rise Up: Amnesty International's course for young people interested in achieving social change.

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Amnesty International has launched Rise Up which is a fully funded, one year course designed to equip young people of the UK who are passionate about Human Rights with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to make positive change happen in their communities.

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  • The 2018 Day of General Discussion (DGD) outcome report is adopted!

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The 2018 DGD outcome report is adopted! We are delighted to announce that the CRC Committee has adopted the 2018 DGD outcome report on Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders!

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  • Consultation: Scottish Sentencing Council seeks views on the draft guideline on the criminal sentencing process.

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The Scottish Sentencing Council is launching a public consultation on its second draft sentencing guideline, which sets out the sentencing process for all offences. This draft guideline describes the steps taken by judges when making sentencing decisions, and the various factors which may be taken into account. The Council is keen to hear from all of those with an interest in its work. The consultation is open until 6 September 2019. Further information about the consultation, along with the consultation documents and online response form, can be found here 

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  • Complaints materials for children and young people

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

    Scottish Children's Reporter Association (SCRA) has launched a new suite of materials to provide information and support to children and young people on how to complain if they wish to.

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  • Using CRWIA to promote child-rights-based decision-making

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    In a project conducted by the Human Rights Clinic at University of Edinburgh in partnership with Together, LLM students explored the role of CRWIA (Children’s Rights and Well-being Impact Assessment) in improving rights-based decision-making. Two groups of students explored various international examples of impact assessments and drew learning to analyse the effectiveness of CRWIA in Scotland.

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  • Mosquito device found at Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall.

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, UN Convention Against Torture, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The mosquito device has been branded as a ‘successful’ deterrent for anti-social behaviour. It is used to deter loitering of young people by emitting sound at high frequency, so it can be heard mostly by younger people. Mosquito  devices have been overtly condemned by the UN, Council of Europe and the Children’s Commissioner all requesting that they be banned, yet on 30th May 2019 another device has been discovered at Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall.

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  • The Future for Equality and Human Rights

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Funding

    A new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) explores the impact on equality and human rights of the UK government proposal of replacing EU Structural Funds with a ‘UK Shared Prosperity Fund’ when we leave the EU.

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  • Together’s joint submission on Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Together, along with Child Rights Connect, presented a joint submission with the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education of the Dublin City University Institute of Education and  the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s concept note for a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.

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  • Annual Cabinet Meeting with children and people - report

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Government has published a report on progress and setting out actions agreed at the Cabinet meeting with children and young people in March 2018.

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  • UN Human Rights Commissioner presents 2018 Report

    Date: 4th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    On Friday, 14th June, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will present the UN Human Rights Report 2018 OHCHR's latest yearly report on its human rights work around the world. Page 9 of the report talks about child human rights defenders advising the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Joint Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders

    Date: 4th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    In an effort to keep mainstreaming child rights in the work of the Special Rapporteur, Child Rights Connect and its members worked jointly on a submission highlighting some of the main challenges faced by children human rights defenders to combat impunity.

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  • More than 300 EU election candidates pledged to become Child Rights Champions

    Date: 3rd June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Eurochild, along with 15 other NGOs, is advocating to create a new Children's Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament. 

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  • YMCA’s #BeReal campaign finds that almost two thirds of young people feel pressure to look their best online

    Date: 16th May 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Mental health, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Bullying, Non-discrimination

    Almost two-thirds of young people (61%) feel pressure to look their best online, according to new findings from the Be Real Campaign. The alarming research also revealed that more than two-thirds (67%) regularly worry about the way they look.

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  • A response to UK Children’s Commissioners’ letter on the consequences for children’s safety of a No Deal Brexit

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    On 19th February 2019 a letter was sent from the four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The letter sought assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children’s safety of a No Deal Brexit.

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  • New visual for the Children and Families Directorate

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Scottish Government’s Children and Families Directorate has been working on a new visual to articulate the purpose and approach to Getting it Right for Every Child. 

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  • The Europe Kids Want: Sharing the views of children and young people across Europe to mark World Children’s Day

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Bullying

    UNICEF and Eurochild launched an online survey, inviting children and young people to share their views on the Europe they want. ‘Europe Kids Want’ gathered children’s and young people’s experiences of family-life, school, society and their thoughts on Europe. The online survey is active until 30 June 2019

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  • Consultation: First draft of the Bucharest EU Children’s Declaration

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A first draft of the Bucharest Children’s Declaration has been developed by a group of 25 Romanian children, the so-called Romanian Children’s Board, in consultations with other children in Romania. The draft Declaration is now open for feedback from both children and organisations working with and for children. Consultations can be organized with children on the Declaration and its results can be included in the feedback form.

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  • Call for inputs for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRD's to the 74th session of the General Assembly

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    In his next thematic report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders will address the topic of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed against human rights defenders. This report will be presented to the 74th session of the General Assembly in October 2019. Deadline: Monday 6th May 2019 This is an opportunity to secure a chapter on children.  

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  • Newly published reports recommend priority investment areas across key children’s rights issues

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    On 27 February, the European Commission released its 2019 Country Reports, which provide an analysis of economic and social policies in each EU Member State. This year, the European Semester is of particular importance because it details investment priorities that will shape the programming of structural funds in every country for the next EU Budget 2021-2027.

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  • Consultation: Draft Age Appropriate Design Code

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Mental health, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Protection of privacy, Recreation, play and cultural activities, Best interests of the child

    The Information Commissioner has launched a draft of the Age Appropriate Design Code for consultation. The Commissioner has dubbed the code as “a new deal between children and the tech sector.

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