Universal Periodic Review 2022: Scottish Government Position Statement

This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas since 2017 to respect, protect, and fulfil the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

List of Abbreviations

AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication

ACAS Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

AI Artificial Intelligence

BSL British Sign Language

CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CCU Community Custodial Unit

CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

CERD Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CONTEST UK's Strategy for Countering Terrorism

COP26 2021 UN Climate Change Conference

COP27 2022 UN Climate Change Conference

COPFS Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

COSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CPT European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

CRWIA Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

CSAE Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

CTRS Council Tax Reduction Scheme

CTSRP Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

DBI Distress Brief Intervention

DEG Disability Employment Gap

DHP Discretionary Housing Payments

DNACPR Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

DPO Disabled People's Organisation

ECHR European Convention on Human Rights

ECRI European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance

ECRML European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

EEA European Economic Area

EFTA European Free Trade Association

EHRC Equality and Human Rights Commission

EQIA Equality Impact Assessment

ESC European Social Charter

FCPNM Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

FGM Female Genital Mutilation

FME Forensic Medical Examination

GBV Gender-Based Violence

GIRFEC Getting It Right for Every Child

GP General Practitioner

GRC Gender Recognition Certificate

HE Higher Education

HIS Health Improvement Scotland

HMICS HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland

HMIPS HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland

HMP HM Prison

ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

ICTG Independent Child Trafficking Guardian

ICVS Independent Custody Visiting Scheme

IHRAR Independent Human Rights Act Review

ILO International Labour Organisation

JTC Just Transition Commission

LFD Lateral Flow Device

LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

LGBTI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex

MSP Member of the Scottish Parliament

NACWG National Advisory Council on Women and Girls

NCS National Care Service

NHRI National Human Rights Institution

NHS National Health Service

NPF National Performance Framework

NPM National Preventive Mechanism

NRM National Referral Mechanism

NRPF No Recourse to Public Funds

OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OGP Open Government Partnership

OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

OPCAT Optional Protocol to the UNCAT

OSCR Scottish Charity Regulator

PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction

PEF Pupil Equity Funding

PIRC Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

PSED Public Sector Equality Duty

PT Psychological Therapies

RSABI Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution

RSHP Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

SARCS Sexual Assault Response Coordination Services

SEEMis Scottish Education Management Information System

SGBV Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

SHRC Scottish Human Rights Commission

SIB Strategic Implementation Board

SMV Support for Migrant Victims

SNAP Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights

SOCAS Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support

SPA Scottish Police Authority

SPCB Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

SPS Scottish Prison Service

SPT United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

SSD Scotland's Service Directory

STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths

STEP Scottish Traveller Education Programme

STUC Scottish Trades Union Congress

SWF Scottish Welfare Fund

SWP Seasonal Workers Pilot

SYP Scottish Youth Parliament

UN United Nations

UNCAT United Nations Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

UNCRC United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

UNHRC United Nations Human Rights Committee

UNSR United Nations Special Rapporteur

UPR Universal Periodic Review

WTE Whole Time Equivalent

YOI Young Offenders Institution


Email: ceu@gov.scot

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