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Rights and Equalities

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National Rights – Acts of the Scottish and UK Parliaments

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020
Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019
Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019
Planning (Scotland) Act 2019
Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019
Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019
Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018
Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018
Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018
Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017
Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016
Education (Scotland) Act 2016
Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
British Sign Language (Scotland) Act (2015)
Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Act (2015)
Mental Health (Scotland) Act (2015)
Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act (2015)
Housing (Scotland) Act (2014)
Children and Young People (Scotland) Act (2014)
Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act (2014)
Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act (2014)
Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act Scotland (2007)
Scottish Government Guide to the Housing (Scotland) Act (2006)
Scottish Government Guide to the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act (2005)
Scottish Government Guide to the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act (2004)
Scottish Government Guide to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland ) Act (2003)
Scottish Government Guide to the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003
Scottish Government Guide to the Commissioner for Children and Young People Act (Scotland) (2003)
Scottish Government Guide to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
UK Parliament Coronavirus Act 2020
UK Parliament NHS Funding Act 2020
UK Parliament European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020
UK Parliament Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017
UK Parliament Modern Slavery Act (2015)
UK Parliament Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013)
UK Parliament Scotland Act (2012)
UK Parliament the Equality Act (2010)
UK Parliament Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act (2006)
UK Parliament Disability Discrimination Act (2005)
UK Parliament Human Rights Act (1998)
UK Parliament the Data Protection Act (1998)

International Human Rights –  Charters and Conventions

Article 12 in Scotland Guide to International Human Rights Law
Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) – Full charter

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)– Full Charter
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child concluding observations (2016) on the state of children and young people’s rights in the UK
Article 12 in Scotland alternative report (2015- 1) I Witness the UNCRC in Scotland: Young People’s Voices
Article 12 in Scotland alternative report (2015-2) I Witness the UNCRC in the UK: Young Gypsy/Travellers’ Voices
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child concluding observations (2008) on the state of children and young people’s rights in the UK – Scottish Government summary
Do the Right Thing: Scottish Government response to the most recent concluding observations (2008)
Do the Right Thing: Progress Report (2012)

European Rights

European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) Full Charter
European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
European Social Charter (revised)
European Convention on Cybercrime
Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities