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The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has welcomed a landmark UN resolution recognising the universal human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. The resolution was approved by the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday during its 48th session in Geneva.

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The Scottish Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Scottish government's committent to a "human rights-based" inquiry into its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Kavita Chetty, head of strategy and legal for the rights watchdog, briefed MSPs last week on why human rights need to be embedded in th

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The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has issued a new policy briefing which details how COVID-19 has affected the right to adequate housing in Scotland. Part of a series of briefings highlighting areas of human rights concern during the pandemic, the document explores poverty and increasingly

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Scotland's human rights watchdog has warned that "much more needs to be done in practical terms" to translate the vision of "a rights-respecting Scotland" into reality. The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has published its annual report for 2018/19, marking the tenth year since it was establ

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The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has been granted leave to intervene in the continuing legal challenge to the “serious human rights implications” of Serco's lock-change policy. The private accommodation provider began its mass eviction policy of up to 300 people in Glasgo

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The right to food should be enshrined in law in Scotland to protect people from rising food insecurity and the impacts of Brexit, according to a new report by the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC). The report, submitted to the Scottish government, also calls on public authorities to

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Police Scotland has abandoned plans to roll out controversial 'cyber kiosks' which would allow them to harvest data from mobile phones. Concerns were previously raised over their use in Edinburgh and Stirling, where they were tested without any human rights assessment.

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