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.
Explore our pages below to find more information on the incorporation of specific treaties in Scotland:
- Human Rights Incorporation in Scotland
- The Human Rights Act 1998
- Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Incorporating the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
- Incorporating the UN Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
- Incorporating the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
- Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
- Incorporating the UN Convention Against Torture