Scottish Human Rights Commission



Scottish Human Rights Commission backs concerns over care homes rights breach

Outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes have raised “serious human rights concerns” under Article 2 of European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the right to life, the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has stated.

Published 17 June 2020

Scottish Labour calls for human rights probe into care homes

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Human Rights Commission to launch an investigation into the Scottish Government's treatment of care home residents. 

Published 15 June 2020

Leith housing rights pilot report launched by Scottish Human Rights Commission

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has today launched a report which shares lessons learned from four years working with local people in Leith to use human rights to tackle poor housing conditions.

Published 20 May 2020

Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers deemed lawful by Scotland’s highest civil court

Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".

Published 14 November 2019

Highland Council holds public event in Inverness for Scottish Housing Day

To celebrate Scottish Housing Day, Highland Council is due to hold a public event in Inverness called Highland Housing Extravaganza.

Published 17 September 2019

Scottish Human Rights Commission to intervene in Serco lock-change evictions

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has been granted leave to intervene in the continuing legal challenge to the “serious human rights implications” of Serco's lock-change policy.

Published 30 July 2019

Budget cuts eroding disabled people’s rights to independent living, equality bodies warn

The rights of disabled people to independent living are being continually eroded as health and social care budgets are slashed, the UK’s equality and human rights bodies have warned.

Published 23 August 2017

Blog: Housing and human rights intrinsically linked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrSOxT6FUPE&feature=youtu.be

Published 16 December 2016

Case studies reveal how communities use human rights to tackle poor housing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrSOxT6FUPE

Published 8 December 2016