Scottish Government is wanting to create a Human Rights Bill that will incorporate four United Nations Human Rights treaties into Scots Law! Subject to devolved competencies, this new law plans to better protect the human rights of women, disabled people and minority ethnic communities.

The four United Nations Human Rights treaties that would be put into Scots Law include:

  • the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
  • the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
  • the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

This would build on current work to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law.

  • Find out more about the National Taskforce here.

What's been happening?

Scotland's Human Rights Bill vs. UK wide Human Rights Act

Terminology can be confusing, especially when things sound so similar!

That's why we have created a briefing here which sets out the difference between Scotland's Human Rights Bill and the UK wide Human Rights Act!


Read our briefing here!