Enjoying Economic and Social Rights?

The HRCS has submitted evidence to the UN on the delivery of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Scotland.  Our submission follows on from a successful member meeting hosted by the STUC on 10th August.  We were confined to 20 pages and that proved a challenge as we covered issues of equality, the Trade Union Bill, ‘contract’ labour and the UK Government’s attempts to abolish the Human Rights Act.  ICESCR Report Final

Thanks to members and supporters for their efforts and to UNISON for its financial support which made this work possible.

The next stage is a pre-sessional working group meeting at the UN, to agree a ‘list of issues’ on the UK and we have been collaborating with colleagues in London and Northern Ireland about what impact we can make on the deliberations.  We will keep you posted!