Declaration: the new health and human rights festival in Glasgow

DECLARATION will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow from 3-6 March. The festival is the result of a unique partnership between NHS Health Scotland, the Mental Health Foundation, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) and the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde.

Read more about the programme on the Declaration website.

The programme will feature 30 events - a mixture of film screenings, performances, debates, workshops and provocations, each one inspired by one of the 30 articles in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a focus on how human rights and the right to health come alive in Scotland today.

The organisations behind Declaration have come together as part of Scotland’s National Action Plan on Human Rights (SNAP), and the programme is based around the SNAP themes of Better Culture, Better Lives and Better World. The festival will build on the First Minister’s vow to ‘do even more even better on incorporating human rights in Scotland’, and is part of an on-going commitment to the right to health and social care in Scotland.

The final event of Declaration, on Sunday 6 March, will focus on Article 30: Freedom from State or Personal Interference. Chaired by the Commission's Cathy Asante, this will be an opportunity for the audience to discuss all of the themes explored in the Festival with experts in human rights and health from across Scotland, including representatives of the organisations behind Scotland’s National Action Plan (SNAP) on human rights.