Together's jargon buster!

At Together we often inadvertently find ourselves using technical language and acronyms. In an effort to make our work, and the language of children's rights in general, more accessible to members, we list below some of our most frequently used terms:

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  • Children's Scheme

    Children’s Scheme: Scottish Government’s plan for implementation of the UNCRC Bill. It sets out how they will comply with children’s rights and report on progress annually.

  • Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

    CEDAW: The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty which defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

  • Child Rights Impact Assessments (CRIA)

    CRIA: A child rights impact assessment (CRIA) is a tool to assess how a proposed law, policy or budgetary allocation will impact the realisation of children’s rights. Scottish Government has a similar version of this called Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessments (CRWIA).

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  • Human Rights Bill

    Human Rights Bill: A new Human Rights Bill will incorporate four United Nations Human Rights treaties into Scots Law. The new Bill will be introduced in this parliamentary session.

  • Human Rights Bill Governance and Engagement Advisory Board

    Human Rights Bill Governance and Engagement Advisory Board: The Advisory Board functions as a sounding board and advice-giving group for the Scottish Government. Its role is to consider and discuss issues that arise in the development and drafting of the Human Rights Bill.

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  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)

    ICERD: The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) is an international treaty defines racial discrimination and sets out measures to eliminate it.

  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

    ICESCR: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is an international human rights treaty which covers economic, social and cultural rights, including rights to: education; fair and just conditions of work; an adequate standard of living; the highest attainable standard of health.

  • Implementation Strategy Group (ISG)

    ISG: Together’s Implementation Strategy Group (ISG) – previously Incorporation Strategy Group - is a Subgroup of member organisations. The Implementation Strategy Group is a forum through which Together members can work to support and scrutinise the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

  • Incorporation

    Incorporation: Incorporation is a way of putting international human rights law into the domestic law of a country.

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  • List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR)

    LOIPR: Together’s List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR) report collates the experiences and expertise of Together’s members about key children’s rights issues in Scotland as part of the UNCRC monitoring process. Read more here.

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  • Rights Right Now!

    Rights Right Now!: Rights Right Now! is a pilot project - funded by Scottish Government and coordinated by Together - to ensure that children and young people are at the heart of discussions around UNCRC Implementation through influencing the UNCRC Strategic Implementation Board’s (SIB) decision-making. 

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  • Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC)

    SHRC: The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is an independent public body with a general duty to promote awareness, understanding and respect for all human rights

  • State of Children's Rights Report (SOCRR)

    SOCRR: Every year, Together publishes the State of Children’s Rights in Scotland report which aims to monitor implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Scotland.

  • SIB

    SIB: The Strategic Implementation Board (SIB) is a Scottish Government group of government, private and NGO stakeholders (including Together) that are providing strategic oversight of UNCRC implementation in Scotland.

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  • The UN Committee

    The UN Committee: The Committee on the Rights of the Child, often referred to Together as just ‘the UN Committee’ is the body of experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties.

  • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

    UNCRC: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.

  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

    UNCRPD: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.

     

  • Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

    UPR: The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. Countries check on each other’s human rights commitments.

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