Human rights in Scotland: year one report published

16th December 2014

A new report documenting the first year of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) has been published.

The first of its kind in the UK, the plan was launched on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. SRN are delighted to be a member of the SNAP Health and Social Care Action Group.

Professor Alan Miller, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission and Chair of the SNAP Leadership Panel introduced the Year One Report by saying:

Human rights have a great deal to add to discussions about building the kind of society Scotland wants to be.

“SNAP’s first year has been characterised by building partnerships and working together, seeking to change strategic and operational processes so that better outcomes follow in people’s lives

“Five Human Rights Action Groups have been convened to take forward the commitments in SNAP. These Action Groups bring together public sector, civil society and membership organisations. In this first year, they have focused on agreeing ways of working, identifying specific steps to be taken and beginning to put plans into action.

“As we move into year two, we must build on successes – such as the clear commitment to embedding human rights in the integration of health and social care – and capitalise on opportunities to put human rights at the heart of newly-energised public debates about Scotland’s future.”

Download the SNAP One Year Report

For more information contact the Scottish Human Rights Commission: or 0131 240 2989.

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