In March 2021, the Scottish Government made a commitment to introduce a new Human Rights Bill for Scotland. This Bill would incorporate 4 major United Nations human rights treaties directly into Scots law, making it much easier for ordinary people to name and claim their basic rights.
To create a Bill which will work for those whose rights are most at risk, the Scottish Government worked with the Consortium, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) and the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities. They founded 3 Lived Experience Boards, made up of adults, children and young people who all had experience of their rights being threatened. For a year, these Boards have been meeting and giving advice to the Scottish Government on how to write and implement a Bill that works.
Join us for this short seminar to learn more about these Lived Experience Boards, from the members and the people who help facilitate them. Find out what their key messages to the Scottish Government are, and how they have worked together to influence the Bill.
This webinar will be part of a series of events, running from the 20th to 31st March, focusing on the Human Rights Incorporation Bill.