Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights

Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) was launched on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. It sets out a bold roadmap towards a Scotland where everyone can live with human dignity.

SNAP is the first National Action Plan for human rights in any part of the UK and draws from experiences of countries all over the world as well as guidance from the United Nations and the Council of Europe.

Based on evidence and broad participation, SNAP has been developed by a Drafting Group from across the public and voluntary sectors. An Advisory Council, whose members reflect the diversity of Scottish civic life, oversaw the process.

It is not a traditional action plan but a transformative programme of action including agreed outcomes, priorities and a process for working together from 2013–2017. SNAP will coordinate action by a wide range of public bodies and voluntary organisations towards achieving the vision of a Scotland where everyone can live with human dignity, where social justice, equality and empowerment are the hallmarks of our society.