Commission commends bold vision and calls to action from Social Renewal Advisory Board

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has warmly welcomed the vision and calls to action set out in If not, now, when?, the report published today by the Social Renewal Advisory Board.

Human rights are at the heart of the Board’s vision for a more equal, just and progressive Scotland, and are embedded throughout the 20 Calls to Action made by the Board. The Commission fully endorses Call to Action 11, which calls for the incorporation of international human rights instruments into Scots law and sets out five key steps to achieve this.  

Judith Robertson, Chair of the Commission, said:

“This report makes for inspirational reading. We congratulate the members of the Social Renewal Advisory Board for their bold, progressive vision for Scotland as we chart our way through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Human rights, protected in law and made real in practice, are central to achieving social justice and a more fair and equal society. The Commission has been working hard to help deliver this vision for over a decade, and we are delighted to see such strong and exciting calls to action in this new and vital report.”