What is SNAP?

Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) is a roadmap for the realisation of all internationally recognised human rights. It is based on evidence and broad participation. It has been developed by a Drafting Group from across the public and voluntary sectors and overseen by an Advisory Council whose members reflect the diversity of Scottish civic life.

Our vision is of a Scotland in which everyone is able to live with human dignity. SNAP will coordinate action by a wide range of public bodies and voluntary organisations towards achieving this vision. It is not a traditional action plan but a transformative programme of action including agreed outcomes, priorities and a process for working together from 2013 – 2017 to progressively realise the potential of human rights in all areas of life.

People understand human rights and organisations are enabled and accountable.

Scotland improves lives by effectively tackling injustice and exclusion.

Scotland gives effect to its international obligations at home and internationally.