Your Rights in Pictures

These illustrated guides to rights, produced by the Children and Young People's Commissioner of Scotland and artist Alex Leonard, help children and young people to understand their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in a clear and visual way. You can access these illustrated guides (one of children and one for young people) on the Children and Young People's Commissioner of Scotland website. 

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This is an agreement that talks about respecting the basic rights and freedoms of all humans without discriminating against anyone. This agreement is more specific to those rights for people with disabilities. It mentions what responsibilities the government has toward people with disabilities and what rules they need to follow to make sure that their rights are respected and that there is no discrimination and that people with disabilities have the same respect and chances as everyone else.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

This is an agreement that talks about eliminating torture and other bad treatments of human beings by governments around the world. This includes not only physical torture but also mental or psychological torture. It forces governments to stop, prevent, investigate and punish anyone who participates in torture of any kind. This agreement is based on other human rights agreements like the Universal Declaration and the Covenant on Civil and Political rights and the UN Charter that talk about the basic rights of people, their right to equality, freedom, justice and peace in the world.

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women

This Convention is an agreement that explains the rights of women. It is based on the basic rights and freedoms and works for equality between men and women.

Discrimination means to separate women from men and to take away certain rights only because they are women. Governments and countries need to put a stop to any and all discrimination against women. This means taking actions such as making laws to stop everyone from doing this and to protect the women.

The convention calls on Governments or Countries to:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

This Covenant is an agreement that is a part of the International Bill of Rights.

This agreement talks about the right:

·         To decide who you want to be

·         To not be stopped in using your rights

·         To life

·         To be free from torture or cruel treatment

·         To be free from slavery or forced work

·         To be secure

·         To liberty

·         Of movement

·         To equality before the law

·         To privacy and protection from abuse


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