In what ways has Scotland improved its human rights record in the last 4 years? What is better? What is worse? What human rights issues need more attention or action?
Every 4-5 years, the UK’s performance on human rights is reviewed by the UN’s Human Rights Council. They then make a report card to the UK on what they have done well, and what they need to do better. This is called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The next UK UPR is taking place in 2022.
It is really important that the UN Human Rights Council is informed by the reality of human rights in people’s lives in Scotland.
We are therefore gathering evidence from civil society to inform our reports to the UPR. We will also be highlighting this Report Card here in Scotland, asking for Government’s response and action on priorities.
You are therefore invited to bring your knowledge, insight and expertise to this workshop around mental health and human rights to inform Scotland’s Human Rights Report Card.
No prior knowledge of UN things or international human rights is required! The workshop will include all you need to know about the UPR. The focus will be on discussion around priorities for action on human rights The event will take place on Thursday 4 November 2021, from 3.30-5.00 pm, on Zoom.
Please let us know if you have any access requirements to help you participate. If you require BSL Interpretation, please let us know before Thursday 28th October.
There are additional Civil Society Workshops to inform report to the UN Human Rights Council, that cover different topics that you might be interested in attending as well. The expertise of independent advocates would be very welcome at the sessions!
- Migrants’ human rights – 27 October, 3.30 – 5pm
- Criminal justice and human rights – 28 October, 10 – 11.30am
- Women’s human rights – 1 November, 10 – 11.30 am
- LGBTi and human rights – 3 November, 10 – 11.30am
- Mental health and human rights – 4 November, 3.30 – 5pm
- Race and human rights – 8 November, 3.30 – 5pm
- Religion and belief and human rights – 10 November, 3.30 – 5pm
- Children and young people’s human rights – 11 November, 1.30 – 3pm
- The Big Picture: overarching look at human rights priorities in Scotland – 7 December, 10am – 12noon
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Human Rights Consortium Scotland & Scottish Human Rights Commission