About the Commission

The Scottish Human Rights Commission promotes and protects human rights for everyone in Scotland.  We are an independent public body, with accreditation as an A-status National Human Rights Institution.

This short animation introduces our aims and approach. You can also read the animation script.


Scotland's National Action Plan

The Commission supports and coordinates Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP).

SNAP brings together civil society, Scottish Government and public bodies into a collaborative programme of action to build a stronger human rights culture in Scotland.

Launched in December 2013, SNAP was founded on an extensive evidence base, developed through a collaborative process and is being independently monitored.

For more information, visit the SNAP website.

SNAP logo

'We work to improve laws, policies and day-to-day practices that affect people's rights.' Our new animation is here youtu.be/zWcRS18iyos