Making rights real for disabled people in Scotland

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 3rd December 2020
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New report explores options for incorporating international human rights law into Scots law.

The ALLIANCE and Inclusion Scotland have published a report – written by Dr. Kasey McCall-Smith –  about including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (CRPD) in Scots law.

The report demonstrates that doing this – what is called ‘incorporation’ – is possible in a number of different ways. The ALLIANCE believes that full and direct incorporation of the CRPD will help ensure that people’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. Work is required to ensure effective engagement with disabled people, and raise the visibility of CRPD rights and the barriers that disabled people face.

We have shared the report with Scottish Government, the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership (this link will take you away from our website) and other Scottish decision makers to help inform and influence policy and law development and practice. We encourage our members and partners to read and share the report, and get in touch with us if you’d like to discuss any of the issues raised.

The report, an executive summary, and Easy Read version, are available at the link below.

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