Human Rights Bill Governance & Engagement Advisory Board


The advisory group will function as a sounding board and advice-giving group for the Scottish Government. Its role is to consider and discuss issues that arise in the development and drafting of the Human Rights Bill.

Matters will be put to the group, either at meetings or by correspondence, for their consideration and comment. The Scottish Government will use the views expressed by members to inform decisions to develop the Human Rights Bill.


  • Mark Hazelwood, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
  • Yvonne Blake, Poverty and Inequality Commission
  • Heather Fisken, Inclusion Scotland
  • Shivali Fifield, Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland
  • Emilia Hanna, Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland
  • Mary Brennan, Scottish Food Coalition
  • Matthew Downie, Crisis
  • Tim Hopkins, Equality Network
  • Megan Snedden, Stonewall
  • Eileen Cawley, Scottish Pensioner’s Forum
  • Danny Boyle, BEMIS
  • Jatin Haria, CRER
  • Eilidh Dickson, Engender
  • Emma Laurie, Scottish Civil Justice Council
  • Jen Ang, Just Right Scotland
  • Juliet Harris, Together
  • Alan Miller, FMAG/Taskforce legacy
  • Mhairi Snowden, Human Rights Consortium
  • Cath Denholm, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Judith Robertson, SHRC
  • TBC, Scottish Refugees Council
  • Hannah Martin, Representative from National Carers Organisations
  • Mirren Kelly, SOLACE/COSLA