In 2012 the Scottish Human Rights Commission published Getting it Right? – a three year review of research into the progress of international human rights law within Scotland.
Getting it Right? was not intended to be a comprehensive ‘state of human rights in Scotland’ report, but a prompt for discussion in the development of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights.
It was a crucial step towards the creation of SNAP as it assessed areas of life such as health and care, education, poverty and criminal justice.
The report summarised the findings of a scoping project based on a literature review of social research, three legal literature reviews on references to specific international human rights treaties in relation to Scots law, as well as the Commission’s own experience since 2008. Read more about the methodology.
- Read Getting it Right? An Overview of Human Rights in Scotland in Word format (8.8MB / 344 pages).
- Read Getting it Right? An Overview of Human Rights in Scotland in PDF format (2.7MB / 344 pages).