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Human rights in Scotland

In this section you can find out about the human rights work that the Commission is doing in Scotland.

What are human rights?

Human rights are the rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world. They apply from birth until death, regardless of where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your life. These rights are defined and protected by law. In Britain our human rights are protected by the Human Rights Act 1998.

If you want to read more about human rights, the Human Rights Act 1998 and how the Commission works and contributes to human rights issues in general, visit the human rights section of our website here. 

Our human rights work in Scotland.

Inquiry into Human Trafficking in Scotland

The Commission led an inquiry into human trafficking in Scotland. Read more. 

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Scotland

The Commission has written an overview of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Scotland. Read more.