Build forward better: why funding human rights matters

By 6th August 2020 June 6th, 2023 News

A conversation between Professor Alan Miller, Independent Co-Chair of National Taskforce for Human Rights and Dr Jacqueline Kinghan, Senior Lecturer in Law and Social Justice at Newcastle University.

This podcast explores the human rights agenda in Scotland, and why this work is so important. This is particularly crucial as we recover from the pandemic and tackle big challenges like the climate crisis, inequality and poverty.

The discussion offers insights into the power of human rights based approaches, and the potential for independent funders to support work that creates deep and lasting change.

Listen to the MP4 here.

Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt on human rights existing in small places close to home


If you’d like to find out more about human rights based approaches in Scotland, here are some useful links:

Scottish Human Rights Commission

Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) (there is also a website focused on the health and social care activity linked to SNAP)

Housing Rights in Practice; Lessons learned from Leith

Film about the Housing Rights in Practice Leith project

Transforming Lives Through Law (report from the Baring Foundation)

Supporting Systems Changers Through the Use of Collaborative Legal Approaches (a report from the Public Law Project)

Using the Law for Social Change: A Landscape Review

First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights (which led to establishment of the National Task Force)


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