Category: children and young people
Reading Time: 4 minutes Patricio sees children and young people cross the border with Ukraine, and calls for children to be helped and protected, but also respected.
Reading Time: 3 minutes On the fourth day of this course, Professor Ann Skelton (member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child) covered the topic of children’s rights and comparative perspectives.
Reading Time: 2 minutes OPIC has been operating since 2014 and, up to now, 48 countries have ratified it and 17 signed – but it not yet ratified by the UK. This protocol provides a complaints procedure that enables individual or groups whose rights have been violated to access fair remedies. There are three types of the Communication Procedure: individual, inter-state and inquiries, and this session focus on individual communication.
Reading Time: 3 minutes From her insider perspective as a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Professor Ann Skelton gave an overview of the options, from the research and evidence of Global Studies, to the authoritative interpretations of General Comments , to engaging children and young people, civic society and others in General Days of Discussion .
Reading Time: 2 minutes In a unique collaboration between the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law and the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures (IICF), the question of ‘how do we implement children’s rights?’ is being brought to the foreground in this week-long continuing professional development (CPD) course.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Once, many years ago, I was told by a colleague that my privilege puts me at an advantage over others. I was offended by this statement; I genuinely assumed that I did not hold any special privilege and everything I had in life had been earned.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (UNCRC Bill) passed through Scottish Parliament by a unanimous vote on 16 March 2021. The highly anticipated legislation represented the culmination of a long-running campaign by children’s rights advocates to legalize the full schedule of children’s rights outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Reading Time: 3 minutes Children and young people have the right to be involved in decisions that affect them. This is a basic human right, underlined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It is thus morally the right thing to do. But, further, we also have ever increasing evidence that it leads to better decision-making and better outcomes for children and young people, whether that is in family law when contact between parents and children are contested or in designing policy on domestic abuse.