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  1. publication

    19 Jun 2017

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: summary

    Summary document of the Scottish Government's main trafficking and exploitation strategy.

  2. news

    13 Jun 2017 15:00

    Next steps on tackling hate crime

    Focus on prevention, raising awareness and improving services

  3. publication

    12 Jun 2017

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: equality impact assesment

    Assessment of the effect the human trafficking and exploitation strategy will have on Scottish Government's equality aims.

  4. publication

    30 May 2017

    Human trafficking and exploitation strategy

    Scottish Government's strategy to work with partners to make Scotland a more hostile place for human trafficking.

  5. news

    16 May 2017 10:24

    Tackling the disability employment gap

    New measures to support job opportunities for disabled people

  6. news

    12 May 2017 10:27

    Experience Panel volunteers

    More than 2,000 people recruited.

  7. news

    20 Apr 2017 11:05

    A broken asylum system

    Equalities Secretary speaks out on ‘outrage’ of UK’s approach to asylum.

  8. news

    19 Apr 2017 09:30

    Standing up for human rights

    Scottish progress ahead of UN review.

  9. publication

    19 Apr 2017

    Human rights in the UK: Universal Periodic Review, 2017 – Scottish Government position

    Scottish Government position statement on Scotland’s performance against key international human rights obligations.

  10. news

    5 Apr 2017 09:30

    Funding for conflict zone peacekeeping

    FM announces £1.2m to train 200 women during UN address.

  11. news

    2 Mar 2017 14:45

    New law to protect children

    Emotional abuse and neglect will be a criminal offence.

  12. publication

    14 Feb 2017

    Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Scottish Government's assessment of the impacts on children's rights and wellbeing of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

  13. news

    11 Feb 2017 00:01

    Inhumane action by the UK Government

    Unaccompanied child refugees welcome in Scotland.

  14. news

    2 Feb 2017 09:45

    Brexit threat to human rights

    UN warns UK Government’s plans risk opening ‘Pandora’s Box’ for ‘deregulation and regression’.

  15. news

    30 Jan 2017 11:00

    Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  16. research publication

    30 Jan 2017

    Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Research carried out to better understand forced marriage in Scotland.

  17. news

    26 Jan 2017 14:32

    Review of hate crime legislation

    Prominent judge to chair independent review.

  18. news

    10 Jan 2017 00:01

    Call for protection of EU employment laws

    Human Rights debate in Parliament.

  19. news

    7 Dec 2016 10:00

    Scottish Government appoints Race Equality Framework Adviser

    Kaliani Lyle to provide insight and advice on implementing Framework actions.

  20. news

    2 Dec 2016 09:30

    Transforming the lives of disabled people

    Disability Delivery Plan is published.

  21. news

    29 Nov 2016 09:30

    Tackling gender stereotyping

    Changing young people’s attitudes to violence against women.

  22. news

    9 Nov 2016 15:11

    Hate crime must be eradicated

    Nation-wide campaign will aim to raise awareness.

  23. news

    2 Nov 2016 11:00

    Scotland welcomes refugees

    Next phase in strategy to support refugees.

  24. consultation paper

    2 Nov 2016

    Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 – support for adult victims: consultation

    Seeking views on Section 9(2)(b)(i) of the Act – the length of time for which support and assistance must be given to adult victims of trafficking.

  25. consultation paper

    12 Oct 2016

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: draft for consultation

    A draft strategy for consultation on tackling human trafficking and exploitation in Scotland.

  26. consultation paper

    12 Oct 2016

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: consultation questions

    Questions for consultation on the draft human trafficking and exploitation strategy in Scotland.

  27. publication

    12 Oct 2016

    Trafficking and exploitation strategy: consultation case studies

    Case studies to illustrate some of the facets of trafficking and exploitation in Scotland today.

  28. guidance

    12 Oct 2016

    Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: guide

    Sets out clearly what the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 does.

  29. news

    6 Oct 2016 15:30

    Action on child refugees

    Partnership working with CoSLA continues.

  30. report

    30 Sep 2016

    Draft guidance for children's rights and services planning in Scotland: consultation analysis

    Guidance on Children's Rights (Part 1, section 2) and Children's Services Planning (Part 3) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  31. news

    30 Jun 2016 16:30

    UK 'reckless' to repeal human rights act

    Constance vows to fight against ‘out of touch’ UK Government.

  32. factsheet

    3 May 2016

    United Nations treaties ratified by the UK

    Details the UN treaties that the UK, and therefore Scotland, is signed up to.

  33. correspondence

    22 Mar 2016

    International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: position statement

    Our response to issues raised by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

  34. correspondence

    17 Mar 2016

    UN children's rights convention: our response to list of issues

    Scottish Government response to the list of issues brought up by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

  35. advice and guidance

    16 Mar 2016

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments: training tool

    Training resource relating to the children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA).

  36. form

    16 Mar 2016

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments: template

    Template and guidance for completing a children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment.

  37. correspondence

    2 Mar 2016

    UN Convention on the Rights of the child: additional evidence

    Further evidence on how we are implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  38. advice and guidance

    1 Sep 2015

    Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide

    Guide to children's rights legislation, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC).

  39. advice and guidance

    1 Jun 2015

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments: guidance

    Guidance on when and how to best use the children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA).

  40. advice and guidance

    18 Jun 2014

    Children's advocacy guidance

    Guidance on how to support children and young people to make informed decisions on matters which influence their lives.

  41. report

    11 May 2012

    Do the Right Thing: children's rights progress report

    A progress report on our response to the 2008 concluding observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.