Commission hosts meeting for human rights bodies

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is hosting a meeting for the National Human Rights Institutions and National Equality Bodies of the UK and Ireland at our offices today.

Leaders from SHRC, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission have come together in Edinburgh to discuss future areas for potential collaboration.

Scottish Human Rights Commission Executive Director Jan Savage said:

“We are pleased to be hosting the annual meeting of the human rights and equality bodies of the UK and Ireland.”

“This is an opportunity to explore shared priorities to enhance the promotion and protection of human rights and equality for everyone on these islands.

“It is an important time for strengthening our relationships, sharing learning and working collaboratively across our mandates to address mutual human rights concerns.”


Notes to editors:

  1. The Four Jurisdictions meeting includes senior leaders from the human rights and equality bodies in UK and Ireland. These are:
  1. The Scottish Human Rights Commission is an independent public body, accountable to the people of Scotland through the Scottish Parliament: About | Scottish Human Rights Commission
  2. The Scottish Human Rights Commission is accredited as an ‘A Status’ NHRI within the United Nations (UN) system. This means the Commission can report directly to the UN on human rights issues and is the only Scottish organisation that can make direct contributions to the UN Human Rights Council.  Our full duties and powers are set out in the Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006.