“COVID-19 is a test for our societies, and we are all learning and adapting as we respond to the virus.  Human dignity and rights need to be front and centre in that effort, not an afterthought”

Michele Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

These are unprecedented times, and all of us are dealing with very significant impacts on many of our basic human rights. 


Human Rights Consortium Scotland Priorities

During this time, we have three strategic priorities:

  1. To do what we can to enable the particular human rights concerns of our members to be raised with policy makers. 
  2. To enable our members to work together to defend human rights through providing information resources and facilitating collaboration between organisations.
  3. To be a strong collective civil society voice on human rights protection in Scotland during the coronavirus crisis.

The Consortium has:

Briefings and reports from our members on coronavirus impacts:

Amnesty International:

Howard League Scotland:

Health and Social Care Alliance (the ALLIANCE)

Inclusion Scotland:


Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland:

Scottish Women’s Aid:

Together: Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights:

British Institute for Human Rights:


Poverty Alliance:

Scottish Refugee Council:



Other briefings/reports on coronavirus and human rights

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