On 17th May 2021, the Consortium and Amnesty International in Scotland co-hosted an event to reflect on the experience of human rights during the pandemic in Scotland. Speakers addressed human rights concerns associated with lockdowns, care and the sharp inequalities experienced by different sectors of Scottish society over the past year. They also addressed the question of the future; what should COVID recovery look like if human rights protection is central to this? What about human rights accountability?
This episode of the #HumanRights2020s podcast is a recording of a presentation delivered by Naomi McAuliffe. Naomi is the Programme Director for Amnesty International in Scotland. In her presentation, Naomi addressed the impact that COVID-19 had on human rights in Scotland, and called for a timely but thorough public inquiry into the Scottish Government’s response.