What is SNAP?

SNAP – Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights – was launched on 10 Decemember 2013, marking International Human Rights Day.

Following four years of research and partnership working, led by the Scottish Human Rights Commission, it sets out a bold roadmap towards a Scotland where everyone can live with human dignity – where international human rights are realised in people’s lives.

SNAP is the first National Action Plan for human rights in any part of the UK. It is based on experience from other European and Commonwealth countries, as well as guidance from the United Nations and the Council of Europe.

SNAP was developed by a Drafting Group drawn from the public and voluntary sectors. An Advisory Council of members reflecting Scottish civic life oversaw the process.

SNAP aims to build a better human rights culture, help improve people’s lives through human rights and contribute to a better world by giving effect to Scotland’s international human rights obligations.