Friday, 25 January 2013

Developing the Scottish Human Rights Agenda: Compliance, good practice and legal challenge

The Scottish Government is developing a distinctive track record in giving effect to human rights in Scotland and that approach takes place against a broader context of the need to comply with human rights law. The publication of ‘Do the right thing’, work on the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UK and the consultation on a proposed Children and Young People Bill which will ‘embed the rights of children and young people across the public sector in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)’ are examples of just some of the relevant policy developments which are currently unfolding.

In practical terms the need to comply with the detail and spirit of human rights will present a significant challenge for those organisations which do not understand how legislation and case law is driving change in policy, practice and service delivery.

To explore these issues there is a conference on Tue 5th Feb 2013 at The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh. The conference is organised by MacKay Hannah and can be booked here.


Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs, Scottish Government

Juliet Harris National Development Officer, Together
Tressa Burke Chief Executive, Glasgow Disability Alliance
Emma Gray Head of Policy and External Communications, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
Dave Watson Head of Bargaining & Campaigns – UNISON Scotland
Professor Alan Miller Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission
Diane McGiffen Chief Operating Officer, Audit Scotland
Tam Baillie Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

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