Letters to Scotland from the Commissioner for Human Rights

The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović wrote to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament over the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill.

She raised concerns that the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill provides insufficient guarantees for a child-friendly and forward-looking system of dealing with children who come into conflict with the law.

Read her letter to Maree Todd MSP.

Read her letter to Ruth McGuire MSP, convener of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Scotland's minimum age of criminal responsibility