Children's rights part of UK law
In October 2008, CRAE brought together organisations and individuals working to promote and protect children's rights to consider how the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child could be made part of UK law through a Bill of Rights.
As a result of this seminar, held in partnership with Save the Children and UNICEF UK, major charities, lawyers and children's rights activists from all over the UK have joined together to form a coalition pressing the UK Government to make the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child part of UK law. The coalition is called Rights of the Child UK (ROCK).
In Why incorporate? Making rights a reality for every child, published in 2012, the coalition makes a compelling case for enshrining the rights of children into our law at a time when governments and others are looking for fresh approaches to protecting and promoting children’s well-being and development, and there is cross-party consensus on the importance of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.