Human Rights Based Approach

Taking a human rights based approach is about making sure that people's rights are put at the very centre of policies and practices.  Our self assessment toolkit can help you adopt a human rights based approach. 

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What We Do

The Scottish Human Rights Commission is an independent public body, accountable to the people of Scotland through the Scottish Parliament.

The Commission has a general duty to promote awareness, understanding and respect for all human rights – economic, social, cultural, civil and political – to everyone, everywhere in Scotland, and to encourage best practice in relation to human rights. 

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