Keynote lecture on Protecting Economic and Social Rights in Scotland

The Global Justice Academy (University of Edinburgh) and the Scottish Human Rights Commission co-hosted a lecture on 11 December 2014 to look at how economic and social rights could be protected in Scotland's future.

The speakers looked at various models and methods of incorporating economic and social rights. These rights, based on the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, if incorporated into Scots law could provide means for people to access direct legal rights to an adequate standard of living, rights at work and a right to social security among others.

Profossor Aoife Nolan from the University of Nottingham and James Wolffe QC were the keynote speakers. Professor Christine Bell (Director of the Global Justice Academy) introduced the speakers and the event was chaired by our Chair Professor Alan Miller.

A video of the lecture is available on this website.