Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights

Date: 1st November 2012
Category: General measures of implementation

The Scottish Human Rights Commission launched of a report summarising the findings of a three year scoping project to review research on the realisation of internationally recognised human rights in Scotland.

The report, Getting it Right? Human Rights in Scotland, 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 directions. However, the actual outcomes for people are often inconsistent, and there are other 'gaps' which should and can be filled.

The launch of this report coincides with the launch of a participation process to help shape Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights. The support and involvement of Together members is critical to ensure that the expertise and priorities of children's organisations shape the National Action Plan commitments.