Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary with responsibility for Social Justice, Human Rights, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights will set out the future for human rights in Scotland at the HRCS conference in Glasgow today, Thursday 25th June.
Delegates from across Scotland will also hear speakers set out the implications for Scotland and Northern Ireland now that the UK government has announced plans to abolish the Human Rights Act and consult on a new Bill of Rights. Brian Gormally will give a perspective from the Northern Ireland based Committee on Administration of Justice and Carole Ewart will speak on behalf of the Human Rights Consortium Scotland.
Scotland’s National Action Plan on Human Rights demonstrates that Scotland is on a different course from the rest of the UK with a distinctive strategy to promote human rights equally, in local places and in everyday situations. Professor Alan Miller, Chair of the SHRC, will speak at the event along with Euan Page from the EHRC and Nico Juetten from the Office of Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.
See the conference pack for more information about the event Conference Programme website
The event is supported by The Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law in The School of Law at the University of Strathclyde, and by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute.