Commission recruiting human rights defenders

Applications are now open for human rights defenders to help measure change in moving away from institutions in Scotland. 

We are seeking five volunteer human rights defenders to create a resource for people with learning disabilities, autistic people and those people who support them.  The Commission is committed to paying people for their time and will also provide travel expenses for in person meetings. 

This work is part of a new Spotlight Project run by the Commission team to measure the progress of Scotland’s journey to end the practice of institutionalisation, by looking at the human rights of those who have experienced it. 

This resource will help people to understand human rights indicators and measure human rights change in moving away from institutions. Institutionalisation is when people are kept in hospitals instead of being supported in their own community and people with learning disabilities and autistic people have their choices of where and how they live taken away from them.

Anyone is welcome to apply to take part, but most spaces will be given to people who have lived experience of institutionalisation in Scotland.

Find out more in our Easy Read recruitment information form here.

To apply, you can either print off a paper copy of our Easy Read application form and post it to us, or fill in the online Easy Read application form.

The closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 27 February 2024.