Human Rights Developments in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights (EHRi) Committee has issued a call for views on the financial implications arising from COVID-19, including the impact on funding of third sector organisations. More info on the Scottish Parliament website. Civil society organisations which are independent of Government, have a crucial role to play in scrutiny and evaluating impact of measures, policy, services and funding as do individual human rights defenders. Whether paid or unpaid, human rights defenders are a catalyst as well as an engine for change and their status has been repeatedly championed by the UN so why not check out what the UN stated in the 2019 ‘Dublin Declaration for Human Rights Defenders‘.