Incorporating International Human Rights
Incorporation of international human rights treaties into domestic law is one of the most important steps a country can take towards making human rights real for all of us.
Incorporation means that a rights-based approach is taken to decision-making by public bodies. It means that human rights can be enforced, ultimately in court. Governments can be held accountable to their standards.
Incorporation is an important step towards a human rights-based culture.
There are BIG plans in Scotland to incorporate more of our international human rights treaties into Scots law! #AllOurRights
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 human rights incorporation 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