Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights has produced a series of case studies profiling how communities in Scotland are using human rights to tackle poor housing, challenge poverty and improve health.
Launched by the Scottish Human Rights Commission to mark the third anniversary of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights, and International Human Rights Day on 10 December, 2016, the case studies feature:
- A group living in mostly council-owned properties in Leith, Edinburgh, who are using human rights to tackle poor housing conditions including damp, mould, infestations of vermin and disrepair (short film about the Leith project)
- A group who have experienced poverty, who are working together to raise awareness of the human rights affected by poverty and advocate for better policies.
- A project that enabled people who had experienced health inequalities to understand and tell policy makers about how their right to health was not being met, and how to change this. The project worked with two groups – people who are homeless and women who are refugees and asylum seekers.