The Scottish Human Rights Commission has urged the United Nations to demand the criminal age of responsibility for children be raised in Scotland from the age of eight.
Next year marks twenty five years since the UK signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Police Scotland has been referred to the United Nations over controversial stop-and-search practices.
GORDON Brown is to make one of his first appearances since the General Election when he addresses world leaders in Norway.
Burundians have voted for a new parliament after a night of sporadic blasts and gunshots, and weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office.