Faculty support for Human Rights Day
The Faculty of Advocates has voiced its support for Human Rights Day 2016 and for continuing efforts to deliver Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP).
Shelagh McCall QC, convener of the Faculty’s Human Rights and Rule of Law Committee, said: “In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights began by noting that ‘recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.’
“In 2016, we have witnessed disrespect for basic human rights around the world – including on our own doorstep in the suffering of refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe.
“Here in Scotland, SNAP shows the importance of human rights in combating bad housing conditions, poverty and poor health, and in achieving justice and safety for all. This year, on Human Rights Day, the Faculty of Advocates joins in the United Nations’ call to everyone to stand up for someone’s rights.”
Human Rights Day is on Saturday (10 December)