Statement: Welcoming the Scottish Government’s commitment to incorporation of the UNCRC

In a statement, Commissioner Bruce Adamson said: “I warmly welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to full and direct incorporation of the UNCRC before the end of this Parliamentary session.

“I am encouraged that the Government has listened to the concerns of both my office and civil society around limiting protections to a suite of rights and has committed to putting the words of the Convention into Scots law. Words matter and the Articles contained within the Convention depend on each other for their full effect. Full and direct incorporation with justiciability for rights breaches is essential to properly deliver on children’s rights.

“It is important that Scotland’s commitment to human rights leadership translates urgently into action. I look forward to continuing this work with both Government and civil society in the months ahead as legislation on incorporation comes before the Scottish Parliament.”

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