Incorporating International Human Rights

Incorporation is the process by which international human rights become enshrined in domestic law.
This means that human rights can be enforced in domestic courts, and domestic governments can be held accountable to their standards.
It is one of the most important steps a country can take towards making human rights real for ordinary people. Incorporation is also an important step towards creating a culture in which human rights are respected by decision-makers.

Click here to read our short briefing on Scotland’s new Human Rights Incorporation Bill and why it matters.

Explore our pages below to find more information on the incorporation of specific treaties in Scotland:

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