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Holyrood has voted to directly incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law. MSPs voted unanimously for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill to become law, meaning public authorities will have to co

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The stage three debate on a bill to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) directly into Scots law will take place today. If passed, the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill will mean public authorities will be bound by law to uphold the rights of children and young people

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The Scottish government has lodged amendments to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, which aims to ensure children’s rights are protected. One amendment gives certainty that the legislation will commence automatically one year aft

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A new bill which would allow children to take public bodies to court for breaches of their rights by incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law should be extended to include private sector and voluntary organisations who deliver public services, acc

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Care experienced children and young people are among those who will have the opportunity to give their opinions on new legislation which would incorporate an international human rights treaty into Scots law – in a Zoom chat with MSPs. Virtual calls hosted by children’s rights organisatio

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Enhanced rights for children will come at a cost, and the Scottish government’s estimate of £2 million is unrealistic, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. Ministers have drafted a bill and accompanying financial memorandum to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of

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Scotland is to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law. The UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill will make it unlawful for public authorities to act incompatibly with the incorporated UNCRC requirements, giving children, young people and their representati

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Support has been given by the Faculty of Advocates to adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law – and for it to be done sooner rather than later. In response to a Scottish government consultation on incorporating the UNCRC into domestic law,

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Scottish government plans to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law have been welcomed as the culmination of a 30-year campaign. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the SNP's Spring conference that the necessary legislation would be passed by the end of this Scottish

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