United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th November 2021.

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Photo of Clare Haughey Clare Haughey Scottish National Party

Yes, I agree with that. The Supreme Court judgment makes it plain that we are constitutionally prohibited from enacting legislation that the Scottish Parliament unanimously decided was needed to enshrine and fully protect the rights of our children.

The Government believes that the children of Scotland deserve the fulfilment of the commitments that were made to them, and our determination to achieve that is undiminished. It is with urgency that we are carefully considering the implications of the judgment and how best to take forward that important legislation.