SHRC call for human rights at heart of social security

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is calling on the Scottish Government to put human rights, and the principles of dignity and respect, at the heart of the new social security system to be introduced as part of Scotland’s most recently devolved responsibilities.

Responding to the government’s recent consultation on the new system, the Commission emphasised that:

  • social security is a human right protected by multiple international treaties.
  • people with experience of the system must be involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of Scotland’s new social security system – a basic principle of human rights.

Read more: http://www.scottishhumanrights.com/news/scotland-s-new-social-security-system-could-protect-human-rights-address-poverty-and-reduce-inequalities/

 

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