Childhood and Youth Studies

Childhood and Youth Studies

Contributing to realising children and young people’s human rights through research, teaching, policy and practice in childhood and youth studies

Category: children and young people

Image for the blog What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr McCall-Smith, Lecturer in Public International Law and Programme Director for the LLM in Human Rights The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (UNCRC Bill) passed through Scottish Parliament by a unanimous vote on 16 March 2021. The highly anticipated legislation represented the culmination of a long-running campaign by children’s […]

Image: An arrangement of wooden figures representing children and adults, some coloured.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Kay Tisdall, Co-Investigator on CAFADA and member of the Childhood & Youth Studies Research Group, MHSES University of Edinburgh. Children and young people have the right to be involved in decisions that affect them. This is a basic human right, underlined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It is thus morally […]

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