SNAP Leadership Panel selection and size criteria: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

  1. The criteria used by SNAP when choosing the current Panel.
  2. The reasons for deciding its optimal size.


The criteria used by SNAP when they chose the current panel can be found in Annex A.

The answer to the second point (the reasons for deciding its optimal size) is that the Panel’s Terms of Reference (ToR) stipulates the size and make-up of the panel. The co-chairs took the view that this size of panel would afford a suitable range of views and expertise as to inform and enhance the work of SNAP, while balancing the challenge of managing a large group of people. The ToR can be found on the SNAP website:

SNAP Leadership Panel – Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights (

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

202200298557_Annex A


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

Back to top