Earlier this year, the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the University of Strathclyde Centre for Health Policy co-hosted a seminar on human rights based approaches to health and social care.
The purpose was to bring senior civil servants together with a number of agencies promoting human rights based approaches towards a fairer and a healthier Scotland. The seminar built on the First Minister’s commitment made in December 2015 to “do even more and be even better at incorporating human rights in making policy and delivering services” .
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), NHS Health Scotland, the Mental Health Foundation and the Centre for Health Policy at Strathclyde University joined forces earlier this year to host the DECLARATION health and human rights festival.
The programme featured over 30 events and saw over 1,000 attendances over the four days to a mixture of film screenings, performances, debates, workshops and provocations. Each event was inspired by one of the 30 articles in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a focus on how human rights and the right to health come alive in Scotland today.
For those of you that weren’t able to make it along, keep your eye on www.declarationfest.com/news for a range of articles, podcasts and videos from the event.
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