The incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law gives protection to the rights of children and young people for the first time.
Parliament is debating the new Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which amongst other things is looking to criminalise causing ‘serious annoyance’ to the public – making it easier to find people in breach of protest laws.
The Right to Protest is Under Threat as New Policing Bill is Debated
This International Women’s Day, we took a look at the activists that are prominent in the fight against human rights violations in Belarus.
Women are at the forefront of the Human Rights Struggle in Belarus
The Food Foundation has released a report of the impact a year of crisis has had on food security. 4.7 million adults have been affected by food insecurity over the last 6 months.
Food Banks Are Not The Solution: Food Security Needs to Be Focus of Recovery Plan
With Rishi Sunak set to announce the 2021 budget tomorrow, people that have been excluded from financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic will be waiting to hear whether they can finally expect anything to come their way.
11 Months On For Those Excluded From Covid Support
New statistics show that an estimated 216 homeless people died in 2019. Urgent action must be taken to end homelessness, address its causes and strengthen protections for tenants faced with homelessness.
Scottish government should be “ashamed” over homeless deaths
A new report from the University of Edinburgh has reviewed what lessons can be learnt from society’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and applied to the fight against climate change.
Scotland must act locally for a green recovery, learning from Covid-19 failures.
Glasgow Disability Alliance has released its manifesto calling for Scotland’s political parties to urgently address disabled people’s rights and experiences of inequality.
Calls for Scotland to urgently tackle widening inequality faced by disabled people
The Unsuitable Accommodation Order, which was due to be extended to all homeless people in order to prevent them being housed in unsuitable temporary accommodation for longer than a week, has been delayed for the third time. It now won’t be implemented until June 2021.
Scottish government delays additional protections for homeless people – again.
The impact of changes to the export of seafood post-Brexit could cost £7 billion annually, and the livelihoods of many in the Scottish fishing industry.