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  • 'On Target for 2030?': Scotland’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

    Date: 15th July 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Child poverty, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Is Scotland on track to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals it signed up to four years ago? A new report from Oxfam Scotland, the University of the West of Scotland and SDG Network Scotland assesses progress and what more needs done. 

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  • UK’s Voluntary National Review of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Date: 15th July 2019
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Child poverty

    The UK’s first Voluntary National Review takes stock of progress towards the 17 Goals.

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  • A job worth fighting for – EU Commissioner for Children

    Date: 15th July 2019
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    With the opportunity of a new European Commission, Eurochild has launched a petition to gather signatures in support of a new role – Commissioner for Children.

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  • UN Treaty Body chairs publish paper on future of system

    Date: 15th July 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Following their 31st meeting last week in New York, the 10 chairpersons of the UN treaty bodies have issued a Position Paper on the future of the treaty body system.

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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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  • 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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  • Scottish Human Rights Commission publishes report on Business and Human Rights National Action Plans

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation

    Scotland is currently drafting a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. To inform this work, a comparative review of National Action Plans around the world has been published in a report by the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

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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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  • Children’s Rights History. Where did it come from?

    Date: 29th January 2019
    Category: General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Did you ever wonder when children's rights were first established or how they came into existence? This article gives a historical overview of the genesis of Children’s Rights.

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  • Together celebrates Human Rights Day 2018, marking 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, General measures of implementation

    Together took part in the Scottish Parliament’s Human Rights Day Takeover, a one-day conference to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Throughout the day, there was a strong focus on the rights of children and young people and the role children and young people play in defending human rights across Scotland and internationally.  

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  • Michel Forst presents 2018 Report at UN General Assembly

    Date: 7th November 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    On 23rd October 2018, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst presented at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, marking the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

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  • Child Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia share their #DGD2018 film

    Date: 7th November 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Children from Cambodia have shared a short film which highlights their experiences and activities as child human rights defenders, in line with the theme of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion.

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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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  • Scotland’s Human Rights Defenders at the UNCRC Day of General Discussion 2018

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    On the 28th September 2018, 17 children and young people from Scotland took part in the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Children as Human Rights Defenders. The DGD brought children and young people together from all over the world and created a space for them to share their experiences and recommendations as Human Rights Defenders to key international decisions makers.

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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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  • Child Human Rights Defenders from Scotland prepare for UN Day of General Discussion 2018 in Geneva

    Date: 21st September 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Children and young people from across Scotland are preparing to travel to Geneva for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD) which takes place on Friday 28th September 2018. The theme of the one-day event is ‘Children as Human Rights Defenders’.

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  • Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders: Call for Inputs on Report on Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders has announced he will dedicate the next thematic report to the situation of women who promote and defend human rights. This report is due to be presented at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2019.

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  • New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights announced

    Date: 28th August 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The UN has elected Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, as their new High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms Bachelet is known for her work as a human rights champion, particularly in the field of women's empowerment and gender equality. 

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  • Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership launches website

    Date: 25th July 2018
    Category: General measures of implementation, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    The First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights leadership, established to make recommendations on how Scotland can further promote human rights, has launched a website containing latest news from the group and details on how to get involved.

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