What Next for Economic and Social Rights in Scotland?
Wednesday 5th October 5.30pm
Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow
The Brexit vote, the appointment of a new conservative UK Prime Minister with a manifesto commitment to abolish the Human Rights Act and the UN's Concluding Observations on the UK's compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights have set the scene for rigorous debate on what can be achieved in Scotland to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, equally. Developing a positive agenda means building on Scotland's National Action Plan on Human Rights (SNAP), seizing the opportunity created by adding human rights to the remit of the Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee, and ensuring the delivery of Scotland's distinctive commitments on human rights in the face of potential limits to human rights in UK law. These issues and more will all be discussed, followed by questions and contributions.
- Mary Alexander, Deputy Regional Secretary of Unite the union
- Carole Ewart, Convener of the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland
- Judith Robertson Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission
The event will be introduced by Dr Kurt Mills, Convenor of the Glasgow Human Rights Network.
Refreshments will be served after the talks.