Our contributions to human rights incorporation in Scotland

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law has been uniquely placed to support the work of the National Task Force for Human Rights Leadership established by the Scottish Government in October 2019, pursuant to the report of the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership in December 2018.

The Advisory Group was mandated to explore how Scotland could give further effect in law, policy and practice to international human rights, including economic, social, cultural and environmental rights. The initiative was fundamentally about relying on the law and human rights to improve peoples’ everyday life in Scotland; managing the risks of Brexit in Scotland; and raising the global profile of Scotland as a supporter and innovator of international law.

In addition to colleagues’ leadership and advisory roles on the Advisory Group, National Taskforce, Academic Advisory Panel to the Taskforce, and Scottish Government working groups, our collective contributions have included: