Equality News Update: UK Human Rights Blog: Strengthening Children’s Rights in Scotland

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘the UNCRC’) celebrated its 30th anniversary on 20 November 2019. On the same day, the Scottish Government announced its plans to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law. This means that the treaty will form part of domestic law in Scotland and its provisions will be enforceable by the courts. This is the result of many years of campaigning by children’s rights groups and civil society organisations.

FCE Roundtable on: Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament

FCE is hosting a roundtable on Human Rights on Wednesday 28 February, 1-3pm at New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XT. Points raised in the discussion will be submitted to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament for the upcoming parliamentary review. (click here for a detailed document about … Continue reading FCE Roundtable on: Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament