FCE Roundtable on: Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament

FCE is hosting a roundtable on Human Rights on Wednesday 28 February, 1-3pm at New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XT.

Points raised in the discussion will be submitted to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament for the upcoming parliamentary review. (click here for a detailed document about the consultation and call for evidence)

The consultation seeks opinion of anyone with the lived experience of fighting for their rights, it is not necessary to be an expert in equality and human rights law to participate. Some topics we are likely to cover include:

Brexit and UK/Scotland’s Human Rights

  • How the Scottish Parliament could enhance its approach to promoting and protecting human rights.

Participation and engagement

  • How the Scottish Parliament can empower people to make them more
    aware of their rights under domestic and international human rights law
    and to help build a strong human rights culture in Scotland?

Parliamentary procedure and process

  • What further steps the Scottish Parliament could take to ensure that
    people’s human rights are being taken into consideration when the
    Scottish Government and public authorities are creating policies?

Accountability

  • What more could the Scottish Parliament do to ensure that
    international treaties, for example, the United Nations Convention on
    the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other international human rights
    obligations are being followed in Scotland?

For more details, booking and/or if you have any specific questions or additional requirements, contact please email Elric (elric@centreforequalities.org.uk) or call 01592 645 310.