Why Scotland needs a National Action Plan for Human Rights

Category: General measures of implementation

25th June 2012

Scotland needs a National Action Plan for Human Rights. Over the past three years, the Scottish Human Rights Commission has researched the realisation of human rights in Scotland in comparison with international standards.

The research reveals that whilst Scotland has made notable progress, it can do better.

Scotland has a relatively strong legal and institutional framework for human rights, and some examples of positive strategy and policy direction. However, the actual outcomes for people are often inconsistent, and there are other 'gaps' which should and can be filled.

A briefing of this research is available now, and the full findings will be published in October 2012.

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