Rights of the Child UK
Our press and public affairs officer reports from a coalition meeting
This morning I went to a plenary meeting of Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) coalition at Unicef UK’s offices. The ROCK coalition meets as a whole three times a year to progress its aim of the UN’s Convention of Human Rights of the Child could be enshrined into UK law through a Bill of Rights.
The ROCK coalition works towards:
- Achieving the active recognition and realisation of children’s rights in the UK through the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) into UK law.
- Identify and acting upon opportunities for the incorporation of the CRC into UK law. To develop a detailed position as to how incorporation may be achieved and a strategy to achieve it, taking into account international developments.
- Working together to maximise the opportunities to strengthen children’s rights that are presented by proposals from the UK Government, the devolved administrations and opposition parties for a British (or UK) Bill of Rights or similar instrument, and to guard against any threats to children’s rights that are posed by such proposals.
The overwhelming case for the UNCRC to be incorporated into UK law was made earlier this year by ROCK in its publication 'ROCK Coalition Why Incorporate the CRC'