Scotland Declaration on Human Rights

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Organisations across Scotland are invited to give their support to the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year – states:

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”

Scotland is a country where human rights are increasingly spoken about as important and fundamental to how we relate to each other. However we know too, that we face unprecedented uncertainty around legal rights in the context of Brexit and its potential implications. We know that people often cannot to access their rights in their everyday lives and we have much to improve on to make human rights real for all.

We want equality and human rights to be at the heart of Scottish society. We want to make sure that Scotland does not reduce rights for individuals but that we continue to progress human rights for all and become a world leader in doing so.

That is why the Consortium together with SCVO, the SHRC and EHRC are asking for support from organisations across Scotland for a Scotland Declaration on Human Rights. The text was developed in consultation with stakeholders and will send a clear message to policy makers, the Scottish public and the wider international community that Scotland is committed to respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights for all.

You can read the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights here.

Please join us by giving your organisation’s support for the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights at

If you would like more information about the Declaration or would welcome further discussion about this, please contact us at


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