Parliamentarians

There is strong support for the Convention to be made part of UK law from a wide range of domestic and international human rights bodies, non-governmental organisations and Parliamentarians.

Baroness Walmsley introduced a Private Members Bill into the House of Lords in November 2009 - the Children's Rights Bill. This used a similar model to the Human Rights Act to propose the incorporation of the Convention into UK law. The Bill was supported by the Rights of the Child UK coalition. A number of peers from the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Cross Benches declared support for the Bill and their intention to participate in the Second Reading debate. Unfortunately the Second Reading did not take place before Parliament was dissolved prior to the 2010 General Election.