JustRight Scotland have signed alongside other civil society organisations a letter addressed to SNP leadership candidates calling for action as we approach the second anniversary of the passage of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill.
- We asked the SNP leadership candidates about their clear commitment to incorporating children’s rights in Scotland’s legal system.
- We asked that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill is brought back to the Scottish Parliament so that it becomes law as soon as possible.
To date, we have received Humza Yousaf’s response. He has promised to push forward with the bill and to bring it into the competence of the Scottish Parliament. You can read Humza’s response here. We have also received a response from Ash Regan’s team that sets out her commitment to progress the Bill and return it to the Scottish Parliament as soon as possible.
Alongside Together Scotland, we’re calling on members of the Scottish Parliament to ask questions relating to children’s rights and keep the attention high on this topic.
Today marks 2 years since the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament. We will keep advocating for progress to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law so that this generation will have their rights fully protected across the country.