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  • Championing Children's Rights: A global study of independent human rights institutions for children

    Date: 31st October 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: UNICEF

    Independent institutions bring an explicit children's focus to traditional adult-oriented governance systems. Acting as direct mechanisms for accountability, they fill gaps in checks and balances and make sure that the impact of policy and practice on children's rights is understood and recognized.

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  • Children & Young People Bill: Responses published

    Date: 30th October 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government consulted between 4 July and 25 September 2012 on the proposal for a Children and Young People Bill, which set out a range of proposals for taking forward their ambitions for children's rights and services.

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  • Response to Commission on a Bill of Rights: Second Consultation

    Date: 30th September 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: UNICEF

    Both UNICEF UK and the Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) coalition have submitted responses to the second consultation paper issued by the UK Bill of Rights Commission.

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  • Children and Young People Bill consultation responses

    Date: 24th September 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation, Respect for the views of the child
    Author: Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

    We responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on their proposal for a Children and Young People Bill on children's rights and wellbeing.

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  • The State of Children’s Rights report 2012

    Date: 24th September 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Together

    The new report provides a non-government perspective on the extent to which children in Scotland are able to enjoy their rights enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It reflects on the progress made over the past year since the publication of Together's 2011 State of Children's Rights report, discussing what progress has been made and where further efforts are needed.

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  • Children and Young People Bill briefing

    Date: 17th September 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation, Respect for the views of the child, UK 1st periodic review
    Author: Children in Scotland

    This briefing is to inform responses to the Children and Young People Bill consultation. It specifically looks at the questions contained in Chapter One of the consultation and the Scottish Government's proposals around children's rights and wellbeing.

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  • Why GUS is useful for us

    Date: 9th September 2012
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care, General measures of implementation
    Author: Growing Up in Scotland study

    Using interviews from some of the delegates at their conference in May 2012, GUS team has produced a short film to show how people across Scotland, in various roles, are using the findings from GUS to inform their work.

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  • Children and Young People Bill Engagement Events

    Date: 2nd August 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Scottish Government

    To coincide with the formal public consultation on the proposed Children and Young People Bill, the Scottish Government is undertaking a wide range of stakeholder engagement activity.

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  • Children’s Rights Legislation – Together/Children in Scotland Working Group minutes

    Date: 4th July 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Together

    In May 2012, Together and Children in Scotland joined forces to coordinate a working group on the forthcoming children's rights legislation. The purpose of the group is to look at lobbying and advocacy opportunities around the legislation and help to inform and coordinate activities.

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  • Common Core of skills, knowledge & understanding and values for the “children’s workforce” in Scotland

    Date: 22nd June 2012
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care, General measures of implementation
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Common Core describes the skills, knowledge and understanding, and values that everyone should have if they work with children, young people and their families, whether they are paid or unpaid.

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  • Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2011

    Date: 20th June 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation, Refugee and asylum seeking children
    Author: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

    This year's European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights annual report chronicles the positive developments made in 2011 as well as the challenges facing the EU and its Member States in the field of fundamental rights, drawing on objective, reliable and comparable socio-legal data.

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  • New Resource on Homophobic Bullying

    Date: 15th June 2012
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, General measures of implementation
    Author: LGBT Youth Scotland

    This new resource on Homophobic Bullying is targeted at all pupils in Scottish Schools as part of the Challenging Homophobia Together Schools Project.

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  • Legal opinion on incorporation of UNCRC into Scots Law

    Date: 15th June 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: UNICEF

    UNICEF UK has commissioned a legal opinion from Aidan O'Neill QC at Matrix Chambers to explore in detail the ability of the Scottish Government under current devolved arrangements (the Scotland Act 1998) to incorporate (partially or fully) the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law.

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  • Universal Periodic Review of the UK

    Date: 13th June 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Human Rights Consortium Scotland

    A summary report on the UPR Hearing that took place in Geneva on 24th May and subsequent developments including a link to the UN's draft report.

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  • Equality Law Bulletin

    Date: 4th June 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Equality and Human Rights Commission

    This bi-monthly newsletter will report on decisions on discrimination and human rights law in Scotland and Great Britain as well as developments on the Public Sector Duties.

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  • Measuring Child Poverty

    Date: 29th May 2012
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, General measures of implementation
    Author: UNICEF

    A new UNICEF report demonstrates that, during the early years of the global economic crisis, the UK did better than many other rich countries in reducing child poverty and protecting children from deprivation. However, UNICEF UK has warned that Government policies to reduce spending may risk more children growing up in poverty.

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  • Building a fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

    Date: 24th May 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: UK Government

    The Government response to the consultation on the reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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  • Being part of Scotland's story under the UN Disability Convention

    Date: 16th May 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation, UK 1st periodic review
    Author: Equality and Human Rights Commission

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Scottish Human Rights Commission have launched a short animated film to raise awareness of the UN Disability Convention in Scotland.

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  • Do the Right Thing - a progress report on the Scottish Government's response to the 2008 concluding observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

    Date: 11th May 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Scottish Government

    A report setting out the progress the Scottish Government have made since the publication of their original children's rights action plan "Do the Right Thing" in 2009. As well as setting out progress to date, the report also describes the range of additional activity that Scottish Ministers are committed to delivering over the life of this parliament in order to progress the rights agenda.

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  • Consultation on Rights of Children and Young People Bill - Scottish Government Response

    Date: 11th May 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government response to the Consultation on a proposed Rights of Children and Young People Bill is available for download here.

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