Rights in Scotland

The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of a Human Rights Bill. The Scottish Government plans to introduce a new Human Rights Bill that will incorporate four United Nations human rights treaties into Scots Law.

The proposals aim to strengthen protection for the human rights of women and girls, disabled people, and minority ethnic communities. The Scottish Government also intends that the Bill will set out the right to a healthy environment and strengthen rights protection for LGBTI and older people.

The two leaflets below explain the process for this. Everyone in Scotland can take part in the Human Rights Bill consultation process at the link below.