Human Rights in Scotland

What are human rights? 

Using your human rights

International framework - Our work in relation to the Council of Europe, the EU, the UN, including monitoring UN treaties, and other NHRIs


Woman looking through dirty windowHuman Trafficking Inquiry 

Read about our Inquiry in to Human Trafficking in Scotland, our one year follow on report and the Commission's statement in response to the report of the Special Rapprteur on trafficking in persons. 



Hand with writing relating to disability and inclusion

 UN Disability Convention

 Find out more about our work with the Scottish Human Rights Commission on the UN Disability Convention.



Guides, link to Human Rights: practical guidance

Practical guidance 

We have brought together and reviewed human rights guidance produced for people working in the public sector or in organisations carrying out public functions.


Cover of disability related harassment reportDisability Harassment Inquiry

The report Hidden in Plain Sight was published following our inquiry in to disability related harassment and suggests that Scotland has made significant progress since 1999 in adult protection law and policy however some challenges still remain.



image of scales of justiceBill of Rights response

Our response to the government's examination into the creation of a new Bill of Rights. Read the response.




image of a check listUN treaty Scorecard

Our Scorecard summarises UK progress in relation to UN human rights treaties.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2014