Coronavirus and human rights

COVID-19 requires extraordinary response from government at all levels, as well as from the population.Parliaments at both Westminster and Holyrood will therefore consider [...]

Right to vote extended

The European Court of Human Rights has several times found that it is an infringement of ECHR rights for the UK to have blanket bans on all voting rights for prisoners.  [...]

Widen access to justice

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has submitted views to the Scottish Parliament highlighting that there are big barriers to justice around human rights in Scotland. The [...]

The right to settled status

EU citizens whose homes are in Scotland have to apply for permission to stay here after Brexit.  However, the Human Rights Consortium Scotland, and many other civil [...]

UNCRC to the max!

The Scottish Government has made the very welcome announcement that they will directly incorporate the UNCRC to the maximum extent possible within devolution. On 30th [...]

The right to food

Nourish Scotland together with the Scottish Human Rights Commission have produced a short animation around the right to food. A helpful summary of why the right to food is [...]