The Scottish Government has published the consultation for their Human Rights Incorporation Bill. This is one of the biggest steps forward in human rights in Scotland, because the Bill will introduce major international human rights treaties (The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)) and the right to a healthy environment into Scots law.
This could make it so much easier for people to name and claim all their rights, and drive a shift towards human rights-based decision making – if it is done right.
We want as many civil society organisations as possible to make their voices heard in the consultation process. Come along to one of our sessions to learn more about why the consultation matters, how it relates to your work, and how you might want to respond. We’ll be translating the legal jargon and giving you the tools you need to take part.
This session has been organised in partnership with Just Fair, and is designed for UK-wide human rights organisations. Join us on Thursday 7th September from 2-4pm to join the conversation!
This session is part of the ‘It’s All Rights’ series. Every session in the series covers the same core content. Then, some of the sessions also have a specific focus, for example, this event has been designed with UK-wide organisations in mind. You can find details of the other sessions in the series here.
We want these events to be as accessible as possible. Please email Rebecca@hrcscotland.org as soon as possible if you have any accessibility requirements.