It is even more urgent for Scotland to secure children’s rights given the UK Government’s recently announced plan to weaken the protections in the Human Rights Act.” Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
“The right to protest is important as it gives people the opportunity to create change.” – Emma
UK Government Successfully Challenges Incorporating Rights of the Child into Scots Law: “the protection of children’s human rights must still happen.”
Bruce Adamson, The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, is clear that incorporating the UNCRC into Scots law is the most important way Scotland can uphold children’s rights.
“It is important that when children and young people take these peaceful and powerful actions, they are not silenced, discouraged or punished.” Bruce Adamson
Bruce Adamson, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, has welcomed the advice to offer the Covid vaccine to children between the age of 12 and 15.
“With more than a quarter of a million children affected, poverty is the most significant human rights issue facing children in Scotland.”
Scotland’s Parliament has voted to enshrine the UNCRC into domestic law after MSPs passed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, 16th of March 2021.
Bruce Adamson, the Commissioner, works to promote and protect children’s human rights and relies on a Young Advisers Group as one of the key ways to hear directly about the issues that matter.