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
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