Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child? See an infographic here which explains all the rights enshrined in the treaty.

The full text of the Convention is available here.

Click here for a child-friendly version of the full text.

The Scottish Government has made a commitment to incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. See their latest progress update here, along with their full programme of government for 2019/20, which includes their commitment to incorporation.

Click here for the Scottish Government’s analysis of their recent consultation on incorporation.

Read about the Children and Young People’s Commissioner’s work on incorporation here.

For more information on incorporation of the Convention in Scotland, read Dr Kasey McCall-Smith’s post for the University of Edinburgh’s Global Justice Blog here.

Daniel McKaveney, writing for UK Human Rights Blog, has also provided a detailed explanation of what incorporation of the Convention could look like in Scotland. Read his post here.

Click here to read the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice’s report on the current state of children’s rights in Scotland, focusing on children in conflict with the law.

To read a report on how incorporation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child has worked in 12 other countries, click here.

Image credit: UNICEF Ethiopia, Flickr

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