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A Report on Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Scotland 1999-2007

DescriptionA Report on Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Scotland
ISBN9780755954162
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2007
Website Publication DateAugust 03, 2007

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Contents

Introduction

I. GENERAL MEASURES OF IMPLEMENTATION
a) National human rights institutions
b) Measures taken to harmonise national law and policy with the provisions of UNCRC
c) Training on children's rights and the UNCRC
d) Measures taken or foreseen to make the principles and provisions of the UNCRC widely known to adults and children
e) Implementation and monitoring of the UNCRC
f) Systematic gathering of data
g) Remedies for infringements of rights
h) Measures taken or foreseen to make reports widely available to the public at large
i) Cooperation with civil society and preparation of the present report
j) International and development aid for children

II. DEFINITION OF THE CHILD

III. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
a) Non-discrimination
b) Best interests of the child in policy and legislation affecting children
c) The right to life, survival and development
d) Respect for the views of the child

IV. CIVIL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
a) Name and nationality
b) Corporal punishment, inhuman or degrading treatment
c) Freedom of expression
d) Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
e) Freedom of association and of peaceful assembly
f) Protection of privacy
g) Access to appropriate information

V. FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND ALTERNATIVE CARE
a) Support for children and families
b) Child protection
c) Parental guidance
d) Parental responsibilities
e) Separation from parents
f) Adoption
g) Periodic review of placement

VI. BASIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
a) Health and health services
b) Mental health and well-being
c) Healthy lifestyles
d) Survival and development
e) Children with disabilities
f) HIV/ AIDS programmes and strategies
g) Standard of living

VII. EDUCATION, LEISURE AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
a) Education, including vocational training and guidance
b) Rest, leisure, recreation and cultural and artistic activities

VIII. SPECIAL PROTECTION MEASURES
a) Children in situations of emergency
b) Children in conflict with the law
c) Children in situations of exploitation
d) Children living or working on the street