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OCC submission to the Commission on a Bill of Rights, 28/11/11 [E/NI/S/W]

The Office of the Children's Commissioner for England has published its thoughts on a Bill of Rights for the UK.

It advises that any Bill of Rights should both guarantee, and extend beyond, the rights which are protected by the European Convention on Human Rights (EHRC) and enforced via the Human Rights Act (HRA); incorporate into UK law additional children's rights not contained in either of the above, but outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC); include specific rights protected by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; be compatible with the UK's other international human rights obligations; be the result of a democratic process which as part of its debates takes full account of the views of children and young people and; reflect the increasingly devolved nature of the UK.

For full details see the Office of the Children's Commissioner's website.

Further Information

OCC submission to the Commission on a Bill of Rights