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Letter from Police Scotland: Human Rights and COP-26

Letter from ACC Bernard Higgins, Police Scotland, Gold Commander for COP-26, outlining Police Scotland’s commitment to and provision for ensuring that children’s human rights are protected during peaceful protests at

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Letter to Police Scotland: Human Rights and COP-26

Commissioner’s letter to ACC Bernard Higgins, Police Scotland, Gold Commander for COP-26 urging that children and young people’s human rights be respected, protected and fulfilled in the policing of peaceful protests

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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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Children as Human Rights Defenders Toolkit

December 2019

We made this toolkit in partnership with Children’s Parliament. It’s a resource for adults all over the world who work with children and young people.

It explains the work we’ve done around child human rights defenders and contains practical activities that will let you carry out a project of your own.

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UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (Child Friendly Version)

April 2019

The Declaration on Human Rights Defenders applies to everyone who promotes and protects human rights, but it’s not written in language everyone can understand. This is a simplified version that’s intended to make it clearer.

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