Children and young people share their views on human rights incorporation

Date: 28th January 2021
Category: Incorporation, Respect for the views of the child

Illustration shows children standing under a rainbow with Together's logo.

Together recently hosted three conversation events to inform the work of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership. We’d like to thank the children and young people who took part and our members who supported them – Aberlour, Scottish Refugee Council, SCLD and YouthLink Scotland. Children and young people can still submit their views until 31st January 2021.

What is the National Taskforce?

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

Children and Young People’s Views

It is important that the new law is shaped by children and young people’s views and experiences.

The conversation events allowed members of the National Taskforce to hear directly from children and young people about their experience of their rights, what they think about the new law and what they think should go in it.

Each webinar focused on a different theme:

  • The right to a healthy environment
  • The rights of disabled children and young people
  • The rights of black and ethnic minority children and young people.

What next?

The National Taskforce will write a report to the Scottish Government. This will draw on what members have heard from children and young people alongside other groups, and make a series of recommendations to the Scottish Government.

  • Access Together’s briefings here.
  • Learn more about the National Taskforce here.