CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 7

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Align UK laws with the CRC so it can be enforced in UK courts and people can take legal action if they feel their rights have been violated. (b) Enact a bill of rights for Northern Ireland.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Expedite bringing in line with the Convention its domestic legislation, at the national and devolved levels and in the overseas territories and the Crown dependencies, in order to ensure that the principles and provisions of the Convention are directly applicable and justiciable under domestic law; (b) Expedite the enactment of a bill of rights for Northern Ireland, agreed under the Good Friday Agreement.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

4 (protection of rights)

Last updated on 17/09/2019