Children’s rights alliance call religious observance reform
November 17, 2016
Together (the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) have published their 2016 State of Children’s Rights report, recommending that the Scottish Government review their policy on Religious Observance.
We ask John Swinney to intervene on religious observance
October 10, 2016
Humanist Society Scotland have written to John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Education, calling on him to intervene personally after reports of up to 50 young people being punished for failing to attend Religious Observance.
Pupils punished for not attending religious observance
October 8, 2016
Pupils at a Roman Catholic high school in Motherwell have been suspended for failing to attend religious observance. Up to 50 pupils at a state Catholic school in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, have been suspended after they chose not to attend…
We call for release of Seyoum Tsehaye
September 29, 2016
At its largest-ever Annual Conference in Edinburgh last week, HSS members called for the release of Seyoum Tsehaye.
Report safeguards non-religious young people’s rights
September 28, 2016
The British Institute of Human Rights has published the Joint Civil Society Report to the United Nations.
Discrimination against Scots non-religious young people
July 11, 2016
Humanist Society Scotland has submitted a response to Human Rights Check UK, ahead of the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review of the UK.
Campaigners hit back at lawyers call for more defamation cases
July 7, 2016
Scotland’s top court lawyers, the Faculty of Advocates, has been accused of putting ‘vested interests’ ahead of freedom of speech by opposing reforms to Scotland’s defamation laws.
We support campaign to end blasphemy laws in Greece
Humanist Society Scotland, along with fifty other organisations, are calling for Greece to repeal its blasphemy law.
Government rejects UN guidance on religious observance in schools
June 20, 2016
The Scottish Government has rejected calls to allow school pupils the legal right to opt-out of religious observance in schools only a week after a report from United Nations called specifically for changes.
UN committee calls for end to compulsory worship in schools
June 10, 2016
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has today published its major periodic review of the state of children’s rights in the UK, and has advocated for the repeal of compulsory collective worship in UK schools.
We strongly condemn use of religion to justify violence
May 22, 2016
HSS Chief Executive, Gordon MacRae, has spoken out strongly against the use of religion to justify violence at an international meeting of Humanist organisations.