Lived Experience Leadership Group

The Lived Experience Leadership Group is a group of people from across Scotland who have 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 Group also recognises the connections and interdependence of all rights in its work. 

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 plays an important role in this, ensuring that the Commission takes a human rights based approach to our work on addressing poverty and related human rights issues.

You can read more about the Lived Experience Leadership Group and how the Commission works with them, in their 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.