Publications

Human Rights Consortium Scotland: A Report for the Human Rights Committee 140th Session

February 2024

With contributions from: JustRight Scotland, CEMVO Scotland, Age Scotland, The Equality Network, Scottish Youth Parliament, Howard League Scotland, Humanist Society Scotland, Making Rights Real, Inclusion Scotland, Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) February 2024

East Lothian Women's Survey Launches

December 2023

Making Rights Real along with Fa’side Women and Girls Group (FWGG) and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group (SWBG) today launched an important report that highlights the human rights impact of the cost of living crisis for women and girls in East Lothian.

Scottish Human Rights Bill for Scotland: civil society organisations call on MSPs to voice their support - Making Rights Real

December 2023

Making Rights Real joined with over 50 organisations have signed an open letter addressed to the First Minister – ahead of the parliamentary debate on the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and following the passing of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill – warning that plans for the new legislation for a Scottish Human Rights Bill must not be watered down.

Read more here.

A People's Response to a Human Rights Bill in Scotland

September 2023

On 14 September, MRR and the Human Rights Consortium Scotland (HRCS) co-hosted a virtual gathering for people we are working alongside to express their views on the new Human Rights Bill.  The conversation focused on rights and duties, access to justice, accountability, and implementation.  Mhairi Snowden (HRCS) led presentations on each topic above that were followed by detailed group discussions.

Travellers' Rights: Our Rights Matter - Making Rights Real

September 2023

Read the full report below.

Making Rights Real in Scotland Scoping Study - Making Rights Real

September 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, Scottish Community Development Centre, University of Glasgow, Amnesty International, the Human Rights Consortium Scotland and the ALLIANCE.

Read more about the results here.

Report Launch - Housing Rights in Practice: Lessons Learned from Leith - Scottish Human Rights Consortium

May 2020

Read the full report on housing rights here.

PPR's new article on the human rights-based approach to monitoring

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Travellers’ Rights: Our Rights Matters

By Site Admin | September 25, 2023

Travellers in Perth and Kinross are experiencing significant human rights issues and today launched a groundbreaking report Our Human Rights Matter: A Human Rights Monitoring Report by residents of Double Dykes, Perth that sets out their concerns. People at Double…