On Friday 12th March, the All Our Rights in Law project published its final report. The project had brought together over 400 rights-holders from all across Scotland who, in conversation with over 30 civil society organisations, participated in discussions about a new human rights framework. The project report was given to the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, who used it to shape their recommendations to the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government has now committed to carrying out all of the Taskforce’s recommendations. These include exciting plans for a new Human Rights Bill, which will incorporate 4 major international human rights treaties into Scots law.
Judith Robertson, chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission said:
“Today’s Taskforce recommendations, and the Scottish Government’s commitment to implement them, represent a major milestone for human rights in Scotland. This marks the beginning of a vital new era for all of our rights.”
Join us to discuss the findings of All Our Rights In Law, reflect on your experiences of taking part, and talk about the next steps. We will also hear from Professor Alan Miller about the National Taskforce’s report, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Both events are the same, but held on different dates to ensure that as many people can attend as possible. Participants from the All Our Rights in Law project are especially welcome.
There will be presentations from the following speakers, followed by opportunities for questions and open discussion:
- Mhairi Snowden, Director of the Human Rights Consortium Scotland
- Clare MacGillivray, CEO of Making Rights Real
- Kavita Chetty, Head of Strategy & Legal at the Scottish Human Rights Commission
- Professor Alan Miller, Co-Chair of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership
We want to make sure that everyone can continue to be part of these discussions. That’s why we are also holding an All Our Rights event designed especially for people with learning disabilities or anyone who prefers Easy Read information. The event will discuss the same things, but the format will be simpler with more space for chat.
Please note – anyone is welcome to come to any of the events, you choose which you prefer!
Register here for the event for people with learning disabilities on Thursday 22nd April from 1-3pm. After you have registered, we will send you more information to help you to be ready to take part.
We want these events to be accessible to all. Please let us know any particular arrangements which would improve access to the event for you by contacting Rebecca@hrcscotland.org
BSL Interpretation will be available – please could you let us know by Tuesday 13th April if you will use the BSL Interpreters on the 20th, and by Wednesday 21st April for the 27th. After this date, we will do our very best to provide BSL Interpretation but cannot guarantee it.