Bill to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights.
An expert advisory board is to be established to drive progress towards a fairer, more equal Scotland in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Children in Scotland are being deprived of their human rights on a daily basis, according to a new report
The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has produced a series of videos that call for an automatic right to stay for EU nationals residing in Scotland
A national taskforce is to be set up to ensure that Scotland is a world leader in putting human rights into practice.
Every year, International Migrants Day is celebrated on 18 December.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an annual observance that was created in 1992 by the United Nations.
The Scottish Government should set up a fund to compensate victims of historic child abuse, an expert panel has concluded.
A new Scottish security system is an opportunity to protect and enhance women’s rights in Scotland, campaigners have said.
A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage.
Culture and human rights have been included in a vision for national wellbeing in Scotland for the first time.
Research has highlighted the importance of providing mental health support for those who may feel isolated
Urgent action is required to reverse the shortage of housing for older and disabled people as Scotland struggles to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new alliance of charities and other organisations.
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