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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06349: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 19 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-05681 by Derek Mackay on 19 January 2017, what information it holds on the progress of human rights improvements in Scotland since 2007, and how this is measured.

Answered by: Angela Constance 6 February 2017

The Scottish Government is committed to further enhancing the National Performance Framework. Both human rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals are central to that work.

These include reports prepared by the Scottish Government, national human rights institutions and civil society under United Nations and Council of Europe treaties. Information from other sources is also relevant, including public attitudes surveys, parliamentary proceedings, impact assessments, the Equality Budget Statement and reports on the progress made by public authorities to achieve Equality Outcomes.

Information on Scotland’s performance against the full spectrum of international human rights norms is available from a wide variety of sources.