News



10 December 2018
From today we’re based in Bridgeside House at 99 McDonald Road, Edinburgh.
28 November 2018
An independent enquiry jointly commissioned by our office and Action for Children has recommended raising Scotland’s minimum age of criminal responsibility to 16.
27 November 2018
Commissioner Bruce Adamson's statement on today's decision that the way the children’s hearings system considers brothers and sisters is compatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
27 November 2018
As the Scottish Parliament hears the findings of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, we blog on what incorporation of the UNCRC is one way we can put real legal powers in place here in Scotland to take action against what poverty does to our children.
26 November 2018
We welcome the publication of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee report on the role of the Scottish Parliament as a human rights guarantor.
22 November 2018
The Children and Young People Commissioner and Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) have presented the Scottish Government with a draft Children's Rights (Scotland) Bill which shows clearly how the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) could be incorporated into Scots law.
16 November 2018
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor Philip Alston, has today completed his two-week factfinding mission to the United Kingdom to investigate government efforts to eradicate poverty and how this relates to its obligations under human rights law.
13 November 2018
Article 37 of the UNCRC states that children who are deprived of their liberty must be treated with humanity and respect for their human dignity. We have produced a briefing on the human rights issues raised by the detention of children.
09 November 2018
Commissioner Bruce Adamson has welcomed the news that Scotland will become the first country in the world to have LGBTI inclusive education embedded in the curriculum.
31 October 2018
We’re glad to share our Annual Report for 2017-18 covering Commissioner Bruce Adamson’s first year in post, which was laid at Scottish Parliament today.