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20 Dec 2021Whilst we welcome the Bill’s provision to allow action to be taken against public authorities who do not act in ways that are compatible with the UNCRC, we believe that the inclusion of an additional ‘due regard’ duty would strengthen the Bill and further protect children’s rights.RecommendationEducation and Lifelong Learning-

Response to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s call for views on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Renewed by Conveners Group on 28th August 2021

 

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine crisis and calls on the UK Government to recognise Palestine as a state, alongside the state of Israel, based on the 1967 borders. We also call for the UK Government to further stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine by challenging breaches of international law they are subjected to and offering aid, and ask that the Scottish Government use their powers to support us in this stance.StatementEqualities and Human Rights; UK, Europe and External Relations59%

Members’ Motion by Salmaan Ismail MSYP

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament calls on the Scottish Government to provide additional funding to increase the supply of qualified British Sign Language (BSL) teachers and tutors, ensuring that schools across Scotland can provide the language as a subject option for all students.StatementEducation and Lifelong Learning; Equalities and Human Rights93%

Members’ Motion by Scott Macmillan MSYP

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament recognises the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Committee’s stance on recruiting 16 and 17 year olds the military and echo’s their calls on the UK Government to raise the minimum age of recruitment for the military to 18, and in the meantime, review their recruitment practices aimed at young peopleStatementEqualities and Human Rights; UK, Europe and External Relations61%

Members’ Motion by Ryan Kelly MSYP

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that quality of life should be improved for young people across Scotland through rural job creation and promotion in rural areas, and more employment based education opportunities in rural communities.StatementTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs90%

Members’ Motion by Mollie McGorran

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament is concerned that the UK may be complicit in human rights abuses through its sale of arms and therefore calls on the UK Government to ban the sale and supply of arms in cases where there is a risk that they may be used to further oppression.StatementEqualities and Human Rights; UK, Europe and External Relations88%

Members’ Motion by Sandy Bond MSYP and Salmaan Ismail MSYP

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament condemns the use of unannounced raids on immigrants in Scotland, especially dawn raids; opposes the Home Office’s continued use of these practices; and expresses support for groups such as the No Evictions Network for raising awareness of these practices and their efforts in mobilising resistance against them.StatementEqualities and Human Rights; UK, Europe and External Relations; Justice88%

Members’ Motion by Gavin Stewart MSYP and Ryan Kelly MSYP

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s 2021-26 manifesto commitment to fund resources for services that support men who are victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse, as well as creating a national strategy to tackle these issues; and calls for this funding to be provided as a matter of urgency and for young people to be meaningfully consulted in the development of this strategy.StatementJustice-

Members’ Motion by Robbie Burgess MSYP

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that there should be greater legislative restrictions placed on the data collected by social media platforms in order to create a safer online environment, limit the risk of social media addiction and reduce the spread of misinformation and conspiracies.StatementCulture and Media; Health and Wellbeing96%

Members’ Motion by Emily Nix MSYP

5 Nov 2021The Scottish Youth Parliament calls upon legislators to require banks operating in the UK to publish annual reports setting out their investment into fossil fuels, and outlining their future sustainability strategies, in order to increase environmental transparency among banks, tackle ‘greenwashing’ and properly inform consumers of their bank’s climate impact.’StatementTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

Members’ Motion by Gavin Stewart MSYP

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