Lived Experience and Participation at the Commission 

The Commission’s Strategic Plan 2020-2024 includes an intended outcome that “the Commission’s work increasingly reflects the voices and experiences of people affected by the human rights issues we work on, and those experiences are more reflected in public debate.”

The Lived Experience Leadership Group
In 2014 the Commission established an Adequate Standard of Living Reference Group. This progressed into the Lived Experience Leadership Group, a group of people from across Scotland with lived experience of a range of human rights concerns, especially in relation to economic, social and cultural rights, such as the rights to an adequate standard of living, housing, food, social security.  The Lived Experience Leadership Group played a crucial role in ensuring the Commission took a human rights-based approach to its work on addressing poverty and related human rights issues.  Read more about the Lived Experience Leadership Group in its Terms of Reference

Statements and Comments

In December 2020, the Lived Experience Leadership Group made a statement on the right to social security in Scotland

In March 2021, the Lived Experience Leadership Group made a statement to the Independent Review of the Human Rights Act.

In March 2021, the Lived Experience Leadership Group published their response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Adult Disability Payment (ADP) Regulations,

In September 2021, the Lived Experience Leadership Group published a statement on the Scottish Government's Programme for Government 2021-22.