In what ways has Scotland improved its human rights record in the last 4 years? What is better? What is worse? What human rights issues need more attention or action?
Every 4-5 years, the UK’s performance on human rights is reviewed by Member States of the UN through the Human Rights Council. They then make a report card to the UK on what they have done well and what they need to do better. This is called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The next UK review is taking place in 2022. The Consortium and the Scottish Human Rights Commission are gathering evidence to inform our submissions to the UPR, and we need your help!
You are invited to bring your knowledge, insight and expertise to this 2-hour online workshop to inform Scotland’s Human Rights Report Card.
No prior knowledge of UN things or international human rights is required! The workshop will include all you need to know about the UPR, and we will send you some key questions in advance. The focus will be on discussion around priorities for action on human rights.
We want this event to be accessible to all. If you have any particular accessibility requirements, please let us know as soon as you can so that we can make any arrangements required. If you require BSL interpretation, please let us know before Tuesday 30th November. Please contact Rebecca@hrcscotland.org if you need any more information.
If you can’t make it to the workshop, we still want to hear from you! You can share your thoughts with us via email, phone call, video or on social media, or in any way which suits you best. Please contact Rebecca@hrcscotland.