We foresee potential barriers to equitable access to the rights set out in the Bill due to their intersectionality with other rights that are yet to be incorporated into Scots Law and the potential inequality in access to legal advice and counsel. We welcome the ongoing work of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership to further improve rights in Scotland and echo Together’s calls on the Scottish Government to set out a clear process for children who want to access legal assistance and include this as a priority in the first Children’s Rights Scheme.

Date:
20 Oct 2020
Level:
Recommendation
Subject:
Equalities and Human Rights
Agreement:
-
Notes:

Response to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s call for views on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Renewed by Conveners Group on 28th August 2021