Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP)

Scotland’s second National Human Rights Action Plan (SNAP 2) was published on 30 March 2023. It’s vision is a Scotland where everyone can live with human dignity.

For more information, visit the SNAP website.

SNAP 2 builds on the achievements of SNAP 1, which ran from 2013 to 2017. It recommends 54 practical, achievable actions, framed by 8 key priorities that reflect the main issues facing people in Scotland and their rights that should be respected, protected and fulfilled.

The Commission played a leading role in helping to develop and launch SNAP 2. From 2017 to 2020 it funded and facilitated extensive national engagement and the SNAP 2 Development Working Group. From 2021 to 2023, the Commission co-Chaired the SNAP Leadership Panel with Scottish Government, and hosted the interim SNAP Secretariat and Secretariat Lead.

Now that SNAP 2 is published, the Commission’s role will be to monitor follow-up and ensure that duty bearers in Scotland implement SNAP 2.