Report of the HRCS Annual Conference 2014

Delivering Human Rights – A constitution for Scotland?

In June 2014, the HRCS held our first conference ‘Delivering Human Rights – A Constitution for Scotland?’ for non governmental organisations in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law at the University of Strathclyde. The presentations included:

The role of a Constitution in promoting and protecting our human rights in Scotland’ Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP DFM – delivering human rights conference – 27 June 2014

‘A Transformative Constitution?’ Professor James Mitchell, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh James Mitchell

Making Human Rights Real in Scotland Now and Post 18th September

  • Building Human Rights Advocacy in Scotland – Carole Ewart, HRCS 27th June 2014
  • Making Existing Human Rights Relevant, A Study of Article 3 ECHR – Dr Elaine Webster, University of Strathclyde Making existing rights relevant Dr E Webster
  • Enforcing Existing Human Rights in everyday places – Graham Sutherland, Fife Law Centre Fife Law Centre
  • A Culture of Human Rights in Scotland? – Dave Watson, Scottish Organiser, UNISON Scotland UNISON

Workshop Reports  Adjudicating Rights  Adjudicating (2)

Do court rulings undermine the democratic process?’