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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


Stage 2 - Changes to detail

MSPs can propose changes (“amendments”) to the Bill. The amendments are considered and decided on by a committee.

The Bill ended Stage 2 on 11 February 2021

Meeting on amendments

Documents with the amendments considered at the meeting held on 11 February 2021.

Read the Minutes of Proceedings on the archive site

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Meeting on 11 February 2021

Additional information from the Scottish Government on the Bill following Stage 2

Revised Financial Memorandum

How much the Bill is likely to cost

Revised 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).

Report on the Bill following Stage 2

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee published a report on 16 March 2022 on the Bill after Stage 2 amendments.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2 report