Promote Human Rights and Defend the HRA – Meeting

Come along to the Human Rights Consortium Scotland (HRCS) meeting and workshop on Monday 10th August 2015 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG

Details

Human rights advocates are keen to learn how to protect and promote human rights domestically, after the UK Government announced that it will abolish the Human Rights Act (HRA) and introduce a Bill of Rights instead. This HRCS meeting, hosted by the STUC, will focus on respecting and extending existing human rights in the UK and will offer evidence that attempts to curb or restrict our rights raises big problems under international law.

There will also be a practical workshop on delivering UN recommendations to the UK, on a range of human rights:

  • On the UN recommendations, of July 2015, on compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) across the UK.
  • On how far the UK has complied with UN recommendations of 2009 on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).  Civil society can make a submission to the UN by 28th August 2015 and the HRCS is gathering information to include in a report and we want to hear your suggestions.

The Scottish Government will be in attendance for part of the meeting, so we know what plans they have to roll out the UN’s recommendations on ICCPR and how we can ensure maximum impact.

It is free to register for this event – go to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-on-iccpr-and-icescr-tickets-17952805324

To access the UN’s report on UK compliance with the ICCPR go to the HRCS website https://hrcscotland.wordpress.com/category/news/

To access the UK Government’s 6th Periodic Report on ICESCR, of June 2014 go to http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2fC.12%2fGBR%2f6&Lang=en

For more information on monitoring UN treaties in the UK go to the EHRC website http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/about-us/our-work/human-rights/international-framework/monitoring-and-promoting-un-treaties

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