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  • London conference celebrates the 30th birthday of the CRC On the 7th November we organised a conference with UCL and the Foundling Museum to look at the past, present and future of children's rights in the UK and around the world. Read more Nov 2019
  • Concerns about the EU Settlement Scheme and children in the CJS Read about our recent work to raise concerns about the EU Settlement Scheme and children in the criminal justice system Read more Sep 2019
  • UN Committee against Torture issues verdict on UK The UN Committee against Torture has today published its recommendations to the UK, following the detailed examination of its record on torture and ill-treatment which took place in Geneva earlier this month. Read more May 2019
  • UK examined by UN Torture Committee Today and tomorrow the UK is being examined by the UN on how well it is respecting the UN Convention against Torture, and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

    Nearly 80 UK civil society groups and experts have submitted evidence to the UN Committee, revealing wide-ranging failures by the UK to meet its international obligations to prevent torture and ill-treatment. This significant body of evidence has been compiled in a civil society report by REDRESS supported by a steering group which included CRAE, Liberty, Freedom from Torture, Children in Wales, and Disability Rights UK.
    Read more May 2019
  • New report outlines systematic failures to protect children in England Our new report, the 'State of Children’s Rights in 2018' published today reveals how national and local government is failing to protect children in England whilst policymakers focus on Brexit, leaving children traumatised, powerless and vulnerable to abuse in many areas of their lives. Read more Mar 2019
  • We want to hear your views for the UK Torture Review REDRESS, Children’s Rights Alliance England (CRAE), Children in Wales, Disability Rights UK, Freedom from Torture and Liberty are seeking evidence from civil society organisations in England and Wales for a joint shadow report on the measures taken by the UK Government to prevent torture and ill-treatment. Read more Oct 2018
  • UK to be examined on UN Convention against Torture The UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) is an international human rights treaty. Its purpose is to prevent the use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (ill-treatment).

    The UK ratified UNCAT in 1988. States that have signed up to it are required to report to the UN on their progress towards implementing the treaty every four years. In April 2019, the UK will be reviewed by the UN Committee against Torture as part of its sixth periodic review.
    Read more Sep 2018
  • State of Children's Rights 2018 - Call for evidence Every year CRAE’s flagship annual publication – the ‘State of Children’s Rights in England’ assesses the UK’s progress on implementing the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC). The report is a key advocacy tool for the voluntary sector and parliamentarians to hold government to account on this important treaty. To make the report credible, relevant and change focused, we need your input and evidence. Read more Aug 2018
  • New briefing - Using children's rights in mental health policy work Recent years have seen increased concern for the mental health of children and young people in Britain. Several reports have highlighted the growing unmet need for mental health support for children, the insufficient investment in much-needed services, and the delays and hurdles they face in accessing mental health support. Read more Aug 2018
  • Protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders In September the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the UN Committee) is holding a Day of General Discussion (DGD) on protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders. The purpose of DGDs is to ensure a deeper understanding of the contents and implications of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in relation to specific articles or issues. A wide variety of stakeholders usually attend including Representatives of governments, non-governmental organisations and United Nations human rights mechanisms. Read more Jul 2018