Children and young people’s views on human rights incorporation needed!

Date: 11th January 2021
Category: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with D, Policies & procedures, Incorporation

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The Scottish Government wants to write a new human rights law for Scotland, and has created a National Taskforce to support its work. The Taskforce wants to know what children and young people think about this!

What is the National Taskforce?

The National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership is a group of experts who are putting together recommendations for a new human rights law. The new law would put all our rights directly into Scotland’s laws. This is known as “incorporation”.

The project builds upon current work to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law.

  • Find out more about the National Taskforce and what rights would be included here.

Children and young people’s views

It is important that the new law is shaped by people’s views and experiences – including children and young people. The National Taskforce wants to hear what children and young people think about the new law and how it could affect them and their communities.

To support this, Together has developed three short briefings to help children and young people understand what human rights incorporation would mean for them. There are three briefings, each focusing on a specific topic:

Children and young people are encouraged to submit their views to by the 31st January 2021.

The responses can be in a range of formats, such as drawings or poems. Children and young people can submit responses by themselves, or they can do so through a supporting adult or organisation.