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Universal Declaration of Human Rights Debate, 10/12/08 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 10 December 2008 MSPs debated the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Forced Marriages Debate, 04/12/08 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 4 December 2008 MSPS debated the issue of forced marriages. Minister for Communities, Stewart Maxwell introduced the debate and lodged the motion for debate.

Forced Marriage: A Civil Remedy? Consultation Paper, 04/12/08-28/03/09 [S]
The Scottish Government seeks responses on whether Scotland should introduce civil legislation on forced marriage. Consultation to 28 March 2009.

Justice Committee takes evidence on Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill, 11/11/08 [S]
During its meeting of 11 November 2008 the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee took evidence on the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill on the issue of consensual sexual behaviour between older children.

Alcohol Written Answer, 03/10/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to George Foulkes' (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to whether the proposed ban on alcohol sales to 18 to 21-year-olds is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

A Bill of Rights for the UK?, 10/08/08 [E/NI/S/W]
A report by the House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights which considers the need for a UK Bill of Rights and Freedoms.

Dungavel Detention Centre Motion, 04/06/08 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 4 June 2008 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) calling on the Scottish Government and other organisations to campaign for the end of the detention of children and their families in the Dungavel detention centre.

State of Human Rights in the UK report – Government response, 06/05/08 [E,NI,S,W]
Government’s response to the Committee's Sixth Report of Session 2007–08: The Work of the Committee in 2007 and the State of Human Rights in the UK House of Lords House of Commons, Joint Committee on Human Rights. Eighteenth Report of Session 2007–08. Report, together with formal minutes and appendix.

Human Rights Inquiry, 24/04/08 [E,S,W]
Equality and Human Rights Commission consultation seeking views on how public authorities, such as hospitals, schools or local and national government offices, make sure they treat people well and in line with legal requirements under the Human Rights Act.

Forced Marriages Written Answer, 21/04/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Bashir Ahmad's (SNP) questions asking the Scottish Executive whether it plans to address the issue of forced marriage; how many cases of forced marriages have been reported since 2000; and whether it has any plans to criminalise forced marriages.