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UK Gov plans to replace Human Rights Act “unnecessary, regressive and divisive”

By Site Admin | December 17, 2021

Responding to the UK Government’s announcement on 14 December 2021 that it plans to replace the Human Rights Act, five leading Scottish human rights organisations released a joint statement calling the proposals “unnecessary, regressive and divisive.” In our statement, Making…

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Why now and why Scotland?

By Site Admin | September 28, 2021

The current human rights policy context in Scotland is positive, dynamic and on divergent tracks to the rest of the UK (rUK). With a real “risk of post-Brexit regression in rights” according to the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human…

Making Rights Real in Scotland Scoping Study

By Site Admin | September 28, 2021

The Baring Foundation funded scoping work to establish Making Rights Real. Led by Clare MacGillivray during 2020, the scoping work was supported by a Scottish Advisory Group including Participation and the Practice of Rights, community activists, the Scottish Human Rights Commission,…

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From Housing Rights to Making Rights Real

By Site Admin | September 28, 2021

Making Rights Real is a small and dynamic organisation with a big vision – human rights for all.  We are supporting communities to use the power of human rights to make social and economic change. The six-year journey to create…