All Our Rights In Law was a project to gather views from people around Scotland about proposals for a new human rights law being developed by the National Taskforce on Human Rights Leadership. The final report has now been published!
The project brought together over 430 people for over 35 community conversations to talk about a new human rights law for Scotland. Across all conversations, people welcomed the idea of putting all of our human rights into Scots law. This was seen as a positive step. However, across almost every conversation, people also spoke about their significant concern that this new law needs to be fully put into practice. People felt strongly that ensuring real improvements to their rights requires more than simply passing a new law.
SIAA is delighted to see that independent advocacy is highlights as one of the crucial elements for making sure that this new human rights framework is effective. Specifically that, to make these rights reality, “Independent advocacy services should be available to all”.