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 from this event, delivered by Talat Yaqoob. Talat is an independent consultant and campaigner, and the co-author of a report called ‘Social action during the coronavirus pandemic: Learning from the crisis to help build forward better’.
In her speech, Talat shares the key findings of this report and the impact COVID-19 has had on marginalised communities in Scotland.