UNCRC



Holyrood votes to incorporate UNCRC into Scots law

Holyrood has voted to directly incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law.

Published 17 March 2021

Incorporation of UNCRC into Scots law imminent

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.

Published 16 March 2021

Amendments to strengthen UNCRC Bill lodged

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.

Published 4 February 2021

Holyrood committee calls for scope of UNCRC bill to be widened

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, according to MSPs.

Published 21 December 2020

Children to give views on Child Rights Bill

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.

Published 20 October 2020

Faculty: Cost of adopting UNCRC ‘underestimated’

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.

Published 19 October 2020

Scotland to domesticate UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Scotland is to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law.

Published 2 September 2020

Bring child convention into Scots law and don’t delay, says Faculty

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.

Published 28 August 2019

Plans to incorporate children’s rights convention into Scots law welcomed

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.

Published 29 April 2019

Children’s Commissioner argues 12 is not an acceptable age of criminal responsibility

Responding to the evidence given by the Children’s Commissioner to the Equality & Human Rights Committee, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has pressed for the Scottish government to back his amendments to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least meet the new international minimum of 14, and possibly go higher to 16.

Published 18 January 2019