SCELG’s Professor Elisa Morgera joins new Scottish task force on human rights
The task force is to develop a statutory framework with human rights at its heart
October 2019: SCELG’s Professor Elisa Morgera has joined a new national task force for the development of a legal framework on human rights for Scotland. The work of the task force will build upon the recommendations from the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, of which Professor Morgera was also a member.
A National Task Force
The establishment of a National Task Force, led by Scottish Government, was one of the recommendations from the First Minister’s Advisory Group. The seven recommendations from the Advisory Group can be found here.
The Task Force will engage in a broad programme of public participation and capacity-building to ensure not only that new legislation on human rights responds to the needs of different sectors of society, but also that human rights become “everyday practice so as to improve people’s lives.” The Task Force is made up of members from the public sector and civil society. It is co-chaired by the Social Security and Older People Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville and Professor Alan Miller, the former chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission. The inaugural meeting took place on 2nd October, at the Scottish Government in Edinburgh.
More information can be found here.