Commission welcomes green recovery call for human rights based approach

The Scottish Human Rights Commission welcomes a new Green Recovery Inquiry Report from the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee and recommendations on human rights.

Read the full report published on 8 November 2020.

Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Judith Robertson, said:

“Everyone has a human right to enjoy a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and we need to build back better to avoid further environmental disaster and ensure a just and equitable recovery in a post-pandemic world.

“The Commission welcomes this new report and the recommendation that the Scottish Government embed a human rights based approach to a green recovery and use international human rights standards to ensure that people’s human rights are put at the very centre of policies and practice.

“We are pleased to see human rights budgeting referenced with a recommendation that all budget decisions are rooted in furthering human rights.”