human rights

Start freedom: stop the traffik

Website that showcases what young people have been doing to tackle human trafficking. It focuses on the Start Freedom campaign.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

YouTube channel of the EHRC on which can be found numerous videos on a range of topics connected to the themes of equality, fairness and human rights.

Health and safety for disabled people and their employers: case study examples

This guide has been developed as a companion resource to the position statement and web guidance produced jointly by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Disability Rights Commission.

Rights of Women

Rights of Women is a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.

Asking the experts : a guide to involving people in shaping health and social care services

This guide was developed to bring together relevant research evidence and practical experience of involving people, focusing on community care settings. It also aims to help practitioners to consider the most appropriate ways of involving the people they serve, to provide some practical guidance on getting started and to present examples of effective or innovative ways of involving people that could illustrate how an approach was used.

Human Rights Act: an introduction

This resource presents an introduction to the Human Rights Act and how it works.

Equality and Human Rights Commission: one year, ten stories

The first anniversary booklet gives a flavour of the Commission's work over so far, by highlighting the stories of 10 people whose lives have somehow been touched by the Commission. Some of the stories are inspirational, some funny, some just plain fascinating.

National AIDS Trust : a workshop guide

This factsheet presents a workshop guide for staff and volunteers on 'Understanding Human Rights and HIV'. It is designed to be run in 2 hours and covers the fundamentals of human rights, living with HIV and AIDS, recognising stigma and discrimination and understanding HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

Human rights: improving public service delivery

This report, created by the Audit Commission, looks at how the Human Rights Act can help to improve public services, as it seeks to ensure the delivery of quality services that meet the needs of individual service users.

The report highlights that not only has the Act increased public service providers’ awareness of the rights of the individual, but it has also meant an increased risk of legal challenge by service users.

Guide for young people to the UN Convention on the rights of the child

Scottish Executive young people's guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some of the 54 articles of the convention are listed and explained. The information provided applies only to Scotland.