This project brought together over 430 people for over 35 community conversations to talk about a new human rights law for Scotland.
Thank you to everybody who took part!
Across all conversations, people welcomed the idea of putting all of our human rights into Scots law. This was seen as a positive step.
However, across almost every conversation, people also spoke about their significant concern that this new law needs to be fully put into practice. People felt strongly that ensuring real improvements to their rights requires more than simply passing a new law.
People said that, to make these rights reality:
Participants were also asked ‘What is your final message to the National Taskforce and Scottish Government?’ Find out what they said here.
All Our Rights In Law informed the work of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership. The Taskforce has now published their report with recommendations for the new human rights law. Read the Taskforce report here.
The Taskforce’s 30 recommendations have been accepted by the Scottish Government. They include a new Bill to be introduced in the next parliamentary session that will include:
All Our Rights in Law: Reflection and Next Steps, 20th and 27th April- click here to register
Join us to discuss the findings of All Our Rights In Law, reflect on our experiences of taking part, and talk about the next steps. We will also hear from Professor Alan Miller about the National Taskforce’s report, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
It is really important that people are involved in helping to shape what this new law looks like. If you would like to stay in touch with us and be informed of the latest developments, please email Rebecca@hrcscotland.org
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