A new organisation aimed at driving change to fully implement children’s human rights was launched on the 28 February 2020. The Observatory is a collaborative of Scottish organisations working to drive implementation of children’s human rights in Scotland, with local impact and global learning.
The organisation is currently asking people questions to help shape its direction. It is asking for perspectives on the priorities for children’s human rights in Scotland through the completion of a short survey which is open until Friday, 13 March.
The vision of The Observatory is that: Children’s human rights are fully implemented in all areas of children and young people’s lives in Scotland, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and broader international human rights treaties. This will help to ensure that children’s human dignity is respected and all children are supported to thrive and reach their full potential.
To achieve this, The Observatory want to change locally and learn globally …
- To strategically advance opportunities for fully realising children’s human rights in practice, policy and legislation
- To bring together lived experiences, academic, inter-disciplinary and cross-sector contributions, to exchange and amplify ideas, evidence and expertise, in order to accelerate progress in implementing children’s human rights
- To identify gaps in implementing children’s human rights, in terms of particular areas, practice and systems, and how to address these
- To grapple with the contentious, problematic and complex challenges inherent to implementing children’s human rights in legislation, policy and practice
The organisations working together to develop the Observatory’s strategy and agenda are:
Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group, MHSES, University of Edinburgh
Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
Inspiring Children’s Futures, University of Strathclyde