Together gives commendable presentation at Innovation Forum

Category: General measures of implementation

5th January 2016

On the 9th December 2015, Together's Director Juliet Harris presented at a major international conference in Edinburgh to mark International Human Rights Day.

The event also marked the second anniversary of Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) and was co-hosted by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Scottish Government.

Juliet spoke on how international human rights can deliver progressive change, through lessons learnt from legislating in Scotland on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Together has received notification that feedback from Juliet's presentation has been overwhelmingly positive and her expertise immensely valuable to the discussion.

At the event, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pledged two key goals; that consideration will be given as to how to incorporate international human rights treaties into Scots law and that the human rights outcomes of Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights will be reflected in Scotland's National Performance Framework.

The Scottish Human Rights Commission hope that these actions will significantly improve accountability for the protection of human rights in Scotland. They provide fresh impetus for incorporating human rights into law and policy making and delivering services so that people's rights become a reality in everyday life.

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