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Bills and Laws

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

The Bill incorporates the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into the law in Scotland.

The Bill was approved on 07 December 2023 and became an Act on 16 January 2024



The Scottish Government introduces the Bill and accompanying documents to the Parliament which publishes the Bill.

The Bill was introduced on 01 September 2020

Related information form the Scottish Government on the bill

Policy Memorandum


Why the Bill is being introduced

Financial Memorandum

How much the Bill is likely to cost

Delegated Powers Memorandum

Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Ministers and others to make “secondary legislation” (usually regulations) and to the Scottish Ministers (such as to make guidance).

Statements on Legislative Competence

Statements on whether the Bill is within the Parliament’s “legislative competence” (if the Parliament has the power to make the changes to the law proposed by the Bill).

Scottish Parliament research on the Bill

Read the research done by the Scottish Parliament on specific parts of the Bill:

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill briefing