Incorporation- General

The following resources explain what is meant by the incorporation of international human rights, and why we want to see them incorporated into Scots law.

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.

To learn more about legal frameworks for incorporation, click here to read a paper from the University of Edinburgh on the subject.

To read more about incorporation in the Scottish, post-Brexit context, read this paper by Dr Kasey McCall Smith

Listen to a Corra Foundation podcast here, featuring  Professor Alan Miller and Dr Jacqueline Kinghan, on why incorporation matters.

Click here to read a report on Standing in Scots Public Law Litigation. This report, authored by Douglas Jack and Chris McCorkindale, explains who can take a case to court, and why recent changes to the rules may prove beneficial to those with an interest in strategic litigation.

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