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Commissioner’s speech to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion: Access to Justice and accountability for children and young people in alternative care, their families, and adults who grew up in care

Commissioner’s speech to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care: Access to Justice and accountability for children and young people in alternative care, their families, and adults who grew up in care

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Second Briefing to Police Scotland Independent Advisory Group

July 2021. Our office’s second briefing to Police Scotland’s Independent Advisory Group on emergency coronavirus powers.

The briefing focuses on the impact of these powers on the human rights of children and young people in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the pandemic has starkly highlighted ways in which Scots law is not compatible with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Submission to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests during crisis situations

July 2021. We welcome the opportunity to respond to the Special Rapporteur’s call for inputs on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests during crisis situations. This submission focuses on the challenges faced by children and young people to enjoy these rights in Scotland.

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Scot Youth and Covid 2: Young People’s Participation Through Crisis

July 2021. The Commissioner’s office supported A Place in Childhood (APiC) to work with 25 Young Consultants, exploring their views and experiences of the second lockdown.

This report collects APiC’s findings and highlights the Young Consultants’ 34 Asks to the Scottish Government for meaningful change around Covid.

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