UK Labour commits to UNCRC incorporation

Date: 30th July 2021
Category: General measures of implementation, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

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David Lammy MP, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, has announced that a Labour government would adopt several new policies on strengthening human rights, including the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into UK law.

His proposed policies also include consulting to make sure that all organisations that provide public services, including those under contract, are accountable under the Human Right Act 1998 and protecting access to judicial review, the mechanism by which individuals can legally challenge a decision made by a public body. He also committed to exploring which other socio-economic rights should be incorporated into domestic law.

Read David Lammy’s full speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research here.