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Title: The Right to an Effective Remedy and Accountability in the Privatisation of Public Services: United nations convention on the rights of the child (incorporation) (Scotland) bill
Author(s): Boyle, Katie
Contact Email: katie.boyle@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: incorporation
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
economic and social rights
access to justice
pre-legislative scrutiny
effective remedies
privatisation of public services
private authorities performing public functions
devolution
Issue Date: 2020
Date Deposited: 9-Nov-2020
Citation: Boyle K (2020) The Right to an Effective Remedy and Accountability in the Privatisation of Public Services: United nations convention on the rights of the child (incorporation) (Scotland) bill. European Human Rights Law Review, 2020 (6), pp. 610-623.
Abstract: In September 2020 the Scottish Government introduced the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. It constitutes a watershed moment for human rights incorporation at the subnational level. Whilst manifesting as an example of innovative practice in the incorporation of rights, the Bill falls short on access to justice mechanisms to ensure effective remedies for violations, including in relation to the contested scope of accountability in the privatisation of public services. The article addresses both a domestic and international audience reflecting on the limited v transformative nature of the legalisation of rights. It recommends legislating for a right to an effective remedy and expanding the definition of a private body performing a public function to ensure accountability when public services are privatised.
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