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Position Paper: Incorporation of the UNCRC

July 2019.

Ahead of our response to the Scottish Government consultation on incorporating the UNCRC, we’ve produced this paper outlining our preliminary position. It highlights the four key points we want to make:

  • that the UNCRC must be incorporated as written,
  • that it doesn’t need to be rewritten to be incorporated into Scots law,
  • that things need to move quickly for incorporation to happen in this Parliamentary session,
  • that incorporation supports and complements wider work on human rights legislation in Scotland as recommended by the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, whose final report supported incorporation of the UNCRC unequivocally.

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