SNAP 2 vision, purpose, outcomes


SNAP 2’s vision is – A Scotland where everyone can live with human dignity.


The purpose of SNAP 2 is as follows.

  • Carry out coordinated human rights activity by public bodies, civil society and rights holders.
  • Promote greater awareness of human rights.
  • Advance the realisation of human rights. 


SNAP 2 has medium and long term positive human rights outcomes.

Medium Term Outcomes

The SNAP Leadership Panel has identified the following seven medium term outcomes for SNAP 2 to achieve by 2026.

  • More rights holders have a greater understanding of how human rights affect their lives.
  • More rights holders know about, understand and support international human rights.
  • More rights holders are fully and meaningfully involved in informing, shaping, implementing and/or monitoring a rights-based approach in a range of contexts. 
  • Gaps in the protection and realisation of people’s rights are being systematically identified.
  • Disaggregated equality and human rights data is being collected and used to enable a more informed analysis of gaps in rights being realised.
  • Public bodies have a better understanding of human rights and a human rights-based approach.
  • Public bodies are increasingly and systematically acting on monitoring and feedback from rights holders to improve law, policy and practice across a wide range of rights issues.

The SNAP Leadership Panel recommend that tailored medium term outcomes and indicators of success should be identified and agreed by all delivery stakeholders, including rights holders, before each action begins.

Long Term Outcomes

There are seven long term outcomes for SNAP to achieve by the year 2030. These were identified during SNAP 1 and also apply to SNAP 2.

  • Empowerment – Each of us is empowered to understand and embrace the value of human rights, asserting them in all parts of our lives.
  • Participation – Each of us can participate in shaping and directing decisions that affect our human rights, and the rights of others.
  • Delivery of Public Services – Organisations providing public services contribute to a human rights culture by valuing and putting human rights at the heart of what they do.
  • International Obligations – Scotland increasingly implements its international human rights obligations, influences and learns from international experience and promotes human rights in all of its international engagements.
  • Accountability – All organisations are held to account for the realisation of people’s rights through international and domestic laws, regulation and monitoring.
  • Access to Public Services – Each of us has access to and can enjoy quality public services, which respect our dignity, irrespective of who we are or where we live.
  • Equality – Each of us experiences improved opportunities and life outcomes whilst Scotland experiences an overall reduction in inequality of opportunity and outcomes.

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