Children’s Commissioner publishes response to UNCRC incorporation consultation

Date: 14th August 2019
Category: Incorporation, General measures of implementation


The response highlights that incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law is the most important thing that Scotland can do for children and young people’s human rights.

It goes on to stress that incorporation should be full and direct and that it should happen urgently.

To accompany its response, the Commissioner’s office has produced a helpful blog answering key questions and illustrating their main arguments. The blog covers:

  • What does incorporation mean in practice?
  • Full incorporation: Children need all of the UNCRC
  • Direct incorporation; the UNCRC shouldn’t be re-written
  • Urgency: Incorporation needs to happen now.

Access the documents below: