Sunday 10 December 2017 is UN Human Rights Day.
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
To coincide with this important day, Scottish Care is delighted to announce the launch of our latest Care Cameo – Human Rights and Social Care.
This, the 4th in Scottish Care’s Care Cameo series*, is written by Judith Robertson, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission. She highlights a range of challenges which are of real urgency to all who are concerned about social care and its future direction in Scotland.
Throughout 2017 Scottish Care has sought to argue the importance of moving beyond the rhetoric of rights to the reality of their delivery. This Care Cameo summarises that challenge with real articulacy and urgency. Its arguments should be the focus of all our efforts in
2018 and beyond.
It is time to bridge the human rights gap in social care in Scotland.Care Cameo 4 human rights and social care
*The Care Cameos series is designed to present short but, we hope, challenging sketches of various issues and to provide a forum to encourage and foster debate on a whole range of issues important for the delivering of care and support for older individuals across Scotland.