The point three debate on a bill to include the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) right into Scots law will occur now.
If passed, the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill will imply public government will be bound by legislation to maintain the rights of children and young people under the age of 18 and kids, young people and their agents will have the ability to go to court to enforce their own rights.
This law will change how we listen to kids and take their faith into consideration. It’ll put children’s voices in the core of decision-making which affects their own lives and it’ll call for public authorities to follow children’s rights.
“I’m proud that Scotland stands to be the first state from the UK to completely and immediately integrate the UNCRC into national law, to the highest extent possible over the forces of the Scottish Parliament.”