Publication - Independent report

National Taskforce for Human Rights: leadership report

Published: 12 Mar 2021
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Equality and rights
ISBN:
9781800047105

The report and recommendations of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership.

National Taskforce for Human Rights: leadership report
Annex E: National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership Summary of Public and Political Engagements

Annex E: National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership Summary of Public and Political Engagements

This table records the public engagement undertaken by Taskforce to gather evidence to inform its report. Further information about the views gathered in these discussions is available at the Taskforce Website.

Meeting Date Attending
Civil Society Reference Group 25 & 26 June 2020 Amnesty International, British Institute of Human Rights, CRER, Deaf Scotland, Freedom from Torture, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Human Rights Consortium Scotland, Interfaith Scotland, Justice, LGBT Youth Scotland, Muslim Council of Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Poverty Alliance, Quakers, RNIB Scotland, Scottish Care, Scottish Government, Scottish PEN and the Jewish Leadership Council.
The Human Right to a Healthy Environment Roundtable 29 June 2020 Academic Advisory Panel, Canopus Scotland, Common Weal, Faculty of Advocates, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Friends of the Earth, Law Society, LINK, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Queen Margaret University School of Law, RSPB, Scottish Crofting Commission, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission, Scottish Parliament, SEPA and University of Strathclyde.
Taskforce meeting with Engender 30 June 2020 Engender, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Scottish Human Rights Commission, Scottish Government and Professor Nicole Busby
Taskforce meeting with Children and Young People Organisations 7 July 2020 Action for Children, Barnardo's Scotland, Care Protection, Children in Scotland, Children's Health Scotland, Children's Parliament, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Home Start UK, NSPCC, Parenting Across Scotland, Quakers in Britain, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, Scottish Government Scottish Youth Parliament, Scottish Youth Parliament, Together Scotland, Together Scotland, UNICEF, Who Cares? Scotland and Youth Link Scotland.
SCEN Human Rights Sub-Group 28 July 2020 Aberdeen City Council, Angus Council, COSLA, East Ayrshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Glasgow City Council, Highland Council, Inverclyde Council, Midlothian Council, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Scottish Borders Council, Scottish Government, Shetland Islands Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Stirling Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and West Lothian Council.
Meeting with Who Cares? Scotland 5 August 2020 National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Scottish Government and Who Cares? Scotland
COSLA Special Interest Group 12 August 2020 COSLA and National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership.
Older People Strategic Action Forum (OPSAF) Roundtable 20 August 2020 Faith in Older People, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Hourglass, Human Rights Consortium Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Outside the Box, Scottish Government and Scottish Pensioners Forum.
LGBTI+ Rights Roundtable 21 August 2020 Respect Me, LGBT Youth, Stonewall Scotland, Equality Network, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Health & Wellbeing Rights Roundtable 25 August 2020 CORRA, COSLA, Edinburgh University, Improvement Service, Inclusion Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, NHS Lothian, Scottish Community Safety Network, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission, SNAP, South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership, The Consultation Institute and Voluntary Health Scotland.
The Human Right to a Healthy Environment 28 August 2020 COSLA, Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics, Friends of the Earth Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, NatureScot, Public Health Scotland, Queen Mary University London, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Environment LINK, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission, Scottish Land Commission, Scottish Parliament, SEPA, Strathclyde University and University of Stirling.
Women's Rights Roundtable 28 August 2020 Academic Advisory Panel, COSLA, Engender, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Scottish Women's Aid and Scottish Women's Convention.
Access to Justice Roundtable 1 September 2020 Law Society of Scotland, University of Stirling, Faculty of Advocates, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Health & Social Care Rights Roundtable 8 September 2020 Chair of the Mental Health Legislation Review , COSLA, Health and Social Care Alliance, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Inclusion Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, NHS Lothian, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Scottish Care, Scottish Human Rights Commission, SNAP, South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership and UNISON.
Disability Rights Roundtable 17 September 2020 Alliance, Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland, Glasgow Disability, Inclusion Scotland, Macular Society, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, SAMH, SCLD, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission and VOX Scotland.
Local Authority Roundtable 17 September 2020 Aberdeenshire Council, Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers, COSLA, Dumfries and Galloway City Council, Dundee City Council, Fife Council, Glasgow City Council, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Renfrewshire Council, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission and South Lanarkshire Council.
Civil Society Reference Group 29 September 2020 Age Scotland, Amnesty, Article 12, Chartered Institute of Housing, Children's Health Scotland, Children's Parliament, Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum, Deaf Scotland, EIS, Engender, Equality Network, ERCS, Fife Centre for Equalities, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Govan Law Centre, Health & Social Care Alliance, Home Start, Howard League, Inclusion Scotland, Justice, JustRight Scotland, LGBT Youth, LSA, Making Rights Real, Muslim Council of Scotland, Partners in Advocacy, Quakers, SCDC, Scottish Centre for Learning Disabilities, Scottish Environment Link, Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance, Scottish Refugee Council, Scottish Rural Action, Shelter, Together, UNICEF and Who Cares? Scotland
Public Sector Reference Group 29 September 2020 Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Care Inspectorate, Community Justice Scotland, Community Safety Network, COSLA, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland, Dumfries Council, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Information Commissioner's Office, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Nature Scotland, NHS 24, NHS Tayside, North Ayrshire Council, Prison Inspectorate, Public Health Scotland, Renfrewshire Council, Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission, Scottish Prison Service, SCTS, SEPA and Social Work Scotland.
Meeting with Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO) 7 October 2020 Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Faith Groups Roundtable 8 October 2020 Catholic Parliament Office, Evangelical Alliance, Forum of Britain, Humanist Society Scotland, Interfaith Scotland, Jewish Council Leadership, Muslim Council of Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Quakers, Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, Scottish Government and Scottish Human Rights Commission.
Meeting with Coalition for Race Equality and Rights (CRER) 9 October 2020 Coalition for Race Equality and Rights, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Second Disability Rights Roundtable 14 October 2020 Inclusion Scotland, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Disability Equality Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Meeting with BEMIS Scotland 30 October 2020 BEMIS Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Meeting with the Scottish Independent Living Coalition 2 November 2020 Deaf Scotland, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Inclusion Scotland, Lothian Centre for Independent Living, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, People First, People for Scotland, Scottish Government and SILC.
Meeting with the Independent Review of Social Care in Scotland 3 November 2020 Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Meeting with Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance 4 November 2020 Advocacy Highland, AdvoCard Edinburgh, CAPS Independent Advocacy, Dundee Independent Advocacy, Dunfermline Advocacy, Dunfermline Advocacy, Lomond & Argyll Advocacy, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Partners in Advocacy, Patients Advocacy Service, Perth & Kinross Independent Advocacy, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission and SIAA.
Meeting with Audit Scotland 11 November 2020 Audit Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Meeting with Professor Alison Phipps, Chair, New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy Core Group 3 December 2020 New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy Core Group, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.
Meeting with the Scottish Land Commission 3 December 2020 National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Land Commission.
Older People Strategic Action Forum (OPSAF) Meeting 4 December 2020 Age Scotland, Faith in Older People, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Outside the Box, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission, and Scottish Older People's Assembly, Scottish Pensioners Forum and the UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older People.
Access to Remedy Roundtable 7 December 2020 JustRight Scotland, EHRC, Citizens Advice Scotland, CYPCS, SCJC, SHRC, Law Society Scotland, Faculty of Advocates, Clan Childlaw.
CRPD Reference Group 8 December 2020 Alliance, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Inclusion Scotland, Law Society Scotland, Mental Welfare Commission Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission, and Scottish Independent Living Coalition.
CERD Reference Group 9 December 2020 SHRC, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER), BEMIS, Radiant and Brighter, Govan Community Project, Anti-racist Intercultural Youth Scotland, Scottish Minority Women's Network, Progress in Dialogue, Perth and Kinross Associations for Voluntary Service Minority Communities Hub and Law Society of Scotland Equalities Law Sub-Committee.
CEDAW Reference Group 14 December 2020 COSLA, Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Amnesty International, Close the Gap, Law Society of Scotland, Scottish Government and Scottish Human Rights Commission.
Public Sector Reference Group 15 December 2020 Care Inspectorate, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland, COSLA, Information Commissioner's Office, Mental Welfare Commission, Mental Welfare Commission, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, NHS Education for Scotland, Prisons Inspectorate, Public Health Scotland, Renfrewshire Council, Scottish Community Safety Network, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission and Scottish National Heritage.
Taskforce meeting with Who Cares? Scotland 15 December 2020 Who Cares? Scotland, Scottish Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Consortium.
United Nations 12 January 2021 Gianni Magazzeni
The Human Right to a Healthy Environment Roundtable 25 January 2021 Canopus, CYPCS, Environmental Standards Scotland, ERCS, Friends of the Earth, Law Society, Living Law, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, NatureScot, QMU, RSPB, Scot Link, Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission, Scottish Parliament, Stirling University, Strathclyde University and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Environment.
Civil Society Reference Group 27 January 2021 Alliance, Amnesty, Article 12 in Scotland, Chartered Institute of Housing, Church of Scotland, Civil Society Network, Deaf Scotland, Edinburgh Tenants Federation, Engender, Freedom from Torture, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Human Rights Consortium Scotland, Inclusion Scotland, LINK, Making Rights Real, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Nourish, Scottish Community Development Centre, Scottish Commission for Learning Disabilities, Scottish Care, Scottish Government, Law Society, Scottish Human Rights Commission, Stonewall, Together Scotland and Who Cares? Scotland.
2nd LGBTI+ Rights Roundtable 27 January 2021 LGBT Youth, Stonewall, Equality Network
Meeting with Audit Scotland 8 February 2021 Audit Scotland, National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership and Scottish Government.

This table records the political engagement undertaken by Professor Miller to introduce the work of the Taskforce.

Name Organisation Date
Willie Rennie MSP Liberal Democrats 27 August 2020
David McGill and Huw Williams Scottish Parliament 8 September 2020
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP Liberal Democrats 11 September 2020
Professor Alan Page Independent Review of Administrative Law 2 October 2020
Welsh Government Officials Welsh Government 6 October 2020
Lord Jim Wallace Liberal Democrats 8 October 2020
Northern Irish Government Officials Northern Irish Government 13 October 2020
Wendy Chamberlain MP Liberal Democrats 15 October 2020
Pauline McNeill MSP Labour 9 November 2020
Patrick Harvie MSP Greens 23 November 2020
Jeremy Balfour MSP Conservatives 30 November 2020
Tom Mullen Independent Human Rights Act Review 12 January 2021
Joanna Cherry MP SNP 29 January 2021
David Lammy MP Labour 1 February 2021
Michael O'Flaherty European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights 4 February 2021

Contact

Email: NationalTaskforce@gov.scot