The statement aims to send a clear message that Scotland is committed to respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights for all.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – which celebrates its 70th anniversary next year – states:
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”
Scotland is a country where human rights are increasingly spoken about as important and fundamental to how we relate to each other. However we know too, that we face unprecedented uncertainty around legal rights in the context of Brexit and its potential implications. We know that people often cannot to access their rights in their everyday lives and we have much to improve on to make human rights real for all.
Equality and human rights should be at the heart of Scottish society. We want to make sure that Scotland does not reduce rights for individuals but that we continue to progress human rights for all and become a world leader in doing so.
That is why a coalition of organisations are asking for support from groups across Scotland for a Scotland Declaration on Human Rights. This Declaration will send a clear message to policy makers, the Scottish public and the wider international community that Scotland is committed to respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights for all.
You are invited to get involved by giving your organisation’s support for the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights.
For more information, visit www.humanrightsdeclaration.scot (this link will take you away from our website).