Bill aims to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scottish law
Quakers in Scotland are supporting a new bill to enshrine children’s rights into Scots law. Friends joined forty-nine other members of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) in writing to MSPs to welcome the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, which was launched as part of the Programme for Government 2020-21.
The letter emphasised the importance of creating a culture where children’s rights are respected and protected.
Elizabeth Allen, clerk of General Meeting for Scotland, said: ‘Quakers in Scotland have a proud history of advocating for children’s rights, from scrutinising military visits in schools to campaigning for equal protection from assault.
‘We look forward to working with [Together] to ensure the bill is passed and implemented, to the benefit of all children in Scotland.’
The bill aims to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into the law in Scotland so children and their representatives can use the courts to legally enforce their rights.
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