The Commission promotes and protects the human rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights, which form part of the law of Scotland through the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Scotland Act 1998, as well as other human rights, which are guaranteed by international conventions ratified by the UK.
Core Untited Nations (UN) human rights treaties
Among the core UN human rights treaties ratified by the UK are:
Other relevant international treaties include the Convention Relating to the status of Refugees and the Århus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.
Core Council of Europe human rights treaties
Among the core Council of Europe human rights treaties which the UK has ratified are: