Children’s Rights Alliance for England leaflets: How Well are we Respecting Children’s Rights?

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The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.

The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights?  leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.

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UN Human Rights Council: Panel Discussion on Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adolescents and Human Rights

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At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children have been recorded in some 80 countries in 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011.

The UN Human Rights Council’s June 2017 panel discussion raised the issues facing unaccompanied minors – and the need to protect the rights of migrant children in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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European Commission consultation: Promoting Social Inclusion and Shared Values Through Learning

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The European Commission has launched a May 2017 consultation on social inclusion and shared values for young people. And in particular, how education and non-formal learning can help create more socially cohesive societies.

Submissions must be made by 11 August 2017.

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Public consultation and white paper: the UK’s Legal Framework for Imposing and Implementing Sanctions post-Brexit

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury, and Department for International Trade have launched an April 2017 consultation on the legal framework for imposing sanctions, post-Brexit. Submissions should be made by  23 June 2017. Continue reading “Public consultation and white paper: the UK’s Legal Framework for Imposing and Implementing Sanctions post-Brexit”

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: Annual Activity Report 2016

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights released an activity report for 2016 (pdf) in April 2017.

Launching the report, Nils Muižnieks said:

‘2016 will likely be remembered as a critical turning point for human rights in Europe. We will either see it as a low point from which European countries, individually and collectively, bounced back to reaffirm their commitment to human rights, or it will mark the beginning of the end of the European human rights system and European integration.’