human rights

Safeguarding adults: a national framework of standards for good practice and outcomes in adult protection work

Document bringing together best practice and aspirations to form eleven sets of good practice standards, which can be utilised as an audit tool and guide by all those involved in adult protection work.

Human Rights & the UK Human Rights Act

An audio and video based introduction to human rights. It charts the origins of human rights back to the United States Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution, setting the UK Human Rights Act 1998 in historical context. It also helps the learner distinguish between human rights and civil liberties.

ScoLAG : Scottish Legal Action Group and its Legal Journal

The purpose of the Scottish Legal Action Group is to promote equal access to justice in Scotland. Accordingly, the Group seeks to improve and advance Scots law for the benefit of those members of society who are economically, socially, or otherwise disadvantaged.

Your rights to fly - What you need to know. A step by step guide for disabled and less mobile passengers.

A short overview of the rights of 'persons with reduced mobility' when traveling by air. It explains the steps that may taken to ensure a smooth journey.

Not For Ourselves Alone : The Story Of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

This film is based on the work of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, uncompromising women’s rights leaders, who revolutionized the political and social condition of women in American society.

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) was set up as a result of the work undertaken by its predecessor, Advocacy 2000, a three-year project set up to look at the needs of the Advocacy Movement in Scotland, and how these could be supported in the future. The SIAA is devoted to the promotion, support and defence of Independent Advocacy in Scotland. It is a membership organisation that has the overall aim of ensuring that Independent advocacy is available to any vulnerable person in Scotland.

Human rights, human lives: a handbook for public authorities

This guide is designed to assist officials in public authorities to implement the Human Rights Act 1998. It aims to raise your awareness of the different rights and freedoms protected by the Human Rights Act, and to demonstrate through actual examples, how to consider the potential human rights impact of the work of officials, whether they are delivering services directly to the public or devising new policies and procedures.

The definition of disability

This web page by Deborah Kaplan, Director of the World Institute on Disability, discusses different ways of defining 'disability' and looks at the complex ways that persons with disabilities perceive themselves and their changing status in society. For models for defining disability are discussed in detail: the moral, medical, rehabilitation, and disability models. References and web links are given.

A guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 : third edition

This resource provides a guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 and includes definitions of articles and terms in the Act.

The Scottish Human Rights Commission

This document sets out the Scottish Executive’s detailed proposals for a Scottish Human Rights Commission. The Scottish Executive believes that this new body will be a key means to ensure that human rights are protected in Scotland and will also help to develop a ‘culture’ of human rights. By promoting human rights, the Commission will work to ensure that you are more aware of your rights in the future and that you understand how they apply to you and to your family. This consultation paper focuses on the remit, functions and structure of the Commission.