Social Care and the Scottish Human Rights Bill – Consultation event
Zoom, 3-5pm, 31st August 2023
Join us online to discuss social care and the proposed Scottish Human Rights Bill.
The Scottish Government has published a Scottish Human Rights Bill consultation. This is an ambitious step for human rights in Scotland because the Bill will embed (“incorporate”) rights into Scots law. If done well, this could improve rights-based decision making across the country and make it easier for people to name and claim their rights. The purpose of the Scottish Government’s consultation is to share their proposals for the Bill and for people to tell them what they think. This will then inform how they develop the Bill.
The Scottish Government’s proposal is to incorporate four United Nations treaties into Scots law, recognise and include the right to a healthy environment, and make sure the rights set out in the Bill are available to everyone equally. The four treaties are:
- The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
- The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
- The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
- The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
This online event will have a particular focus on social care. Social care engages many different human rights standards and principles, like:
- The rights to independent living, health, work and education.
- Choice, control and participation in decision-making.
- Information and communication.
- Equality and non-discrimination.
- Dignity and respect.
Event participants will learn more about the Scottish Government’s proposals for the Bill, discuss why it matters and how it relates to social care, and how you might want to respond to the Scottish Government consultation.
Join us online (Zoom) from 3pm to 5pm on Thursday 31 August 2023.
Please register for the event by following this link. The deadline for registration is Wednesday 23 August 2023. If you have any problems, email [email protected].
This event is organised in partnership by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS), Disability Equality Scotland, Scottish Care, and the National Carer Organisations (Carers Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland, Coalition of Carers in Scotland, MECOPP, Shared Care Scotland, and the Scottish Young Carers Service Alliance).