Join our event at the Gathering - 29 February

Are you coming to SCVO's "The Gathering"? If so, join our free event and help inform how we work together to shape roadmap to realise human rights.

The Commission has undertaken research across the country to map gaps and good practices in the realisation of human rights in Scotland. During 2012 the Commission will finalise and publish the results of this research.

The results of the mapping research will form a basis for the development of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP), an ambitious project to advance the realisation of human rights in Scotland. SNAP will be an evidence based, negotiated action plan to address the gaps and build on best practices in the realisation of rights. It will be developed through a collaborative process which will involve stakeholders and individuals from the outset to identify how human rights can be advanced in areas such as health, access to justice, housing, education and policing.

SNAP will define realistic and achievable ways of addressing gaps in the realisation of human rights in a coordinated and proactive process.

The Gathering event will be interactive, including the use of voting pad technology, and will include presentations from Commissioner Matt Smith OBE, and Chair of the Commission, Professor Alan Miller.

Matt Smith said: "The event we are hosting at the Gathering will be a great opportunity for us to hear third sector views on our plans for the future at the Commission, and for us to gain important feedback on the impact of human rights in Scotland today.

"We are at the start of an exciting project - Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) - and the Gathering is the first time we will be discussing SNAP with the voluntary and third sector.

"We very much welcome everyone coming along to the Gathering to join us at the event on Wednesday."

To book your place, simply register your details on the Gathering site.