Scottish Human Rights Commission
Poverty, food deserts and poor transport: 5 ways Scots are denied ‘the Right to Food’
What’s preventing many Scots from accessing food which is available, accessible, adequate and sustainable?
IN A NEW report published today [15 April], the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) argued that the ‘right to food’ should be enforced within Scots Law.
The report provides a detailed account of how many Scots are currently being denied the right to food, defined as food which “must be available, accessible (economically and physically), adequate (satisfying dietary needs, safe and culturally acceptable) and sustainable”.
First Minister’s Human Rights experts recommend post-Brexit Act including right to housing & food
Report argues Brexit “poses a clear risk of regression in terms of human rights”
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s advisory group on human rights has published its recommendations, proposing an Act of the Scottish Parliament which would partly fill the “significant gap in the protection of rights in Scotland” once Britain leaves the EU.
Women's rights are human rights: Six ways @ScotGov can go 'further, faster' in tackling gender inequality
Human rights report to UN says more action is needed on women’s rights in Scotland
A NEW report by the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has called on the Scottish and UK governments to take action to protect women’s economic, social and political rights.
Westminster should mirror Scotland’s human rights approach post-Brexit, rights bodies warn
Human rights champions welcome retention of EU rights charter in Scottish Government’s Brexit legislation
THE INCLUSION of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill, expected to pass in the Scottish Parliament today, has been celebrated by key human rights organisations.
Its impact, however, has been described as “limited” unless the UK Government reverses its intention to scrap the human rights charter upon leaving the EU.
Judith Robertson: It's vital for Scotland to protect human rights in a post-Brexit landscape
Writing to mark International Human Rights Day, Scottish Human Rights Commission Chair Judith Robertson reflects on the range of threats and opportunities facing human rights in Scotland today
ON Saturday 10 December, the world marks Human Rights Day - the 68th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Adopted by the United Nations in 1948, this landmark document affirms the values and principles of equality and respect for all. It is the foundation for an evolving system of international human rights laws and standards.
Yes voters more positive about human rights than no voters, research finds
Scottish human rights commission finds that younger and pro-independence voters most likely to support human rights
A NEW REPORT published by the Scottish Human Rights Commission outlines the findings of 2017 YouGov research which reveals that 54 per cent of those who voted ‘yes’ in the 2014 independence referendum are human rights supporters, compared with 32 per cent who voted ‘no’.
Project putting human rights at the heart of public sector budgets launched
Scottish human rights organisations launch project to embed a human rights analysis into public bodies’ budgeting
THE SCOTTISH HUMAN Rights Commission (SHRC) and Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the Alliance) are launching a new project which will work with public sector budget holders – including local authorities, health boards, police, and community planning partnerships - to ensure budget decisions will have a positive impact on people’s human rights.