A Human Rights Bill for Scotland

This consultation is aiming to bring a new Human Rights Bill to Scotland that will incorporate international human rights standards already signed and ratified by the UK into domestic law in Scotland. The consultation on the proposals for a Human Rights Bill to be introduced within this session of the Scottish Parliament seeks the views of everyone on that vision. The proposed Bill will incorporate four international human rights treaties directly into Scots law: those covering economic, social and cultural rights, disabled people’s rights, rights of black and ethnic minority people, and women’s rights.The consultation will run for 16 weeks and close on 5 October 2023.

Find out more

Read the consultation paper
Read a short guide to the proposals in the consultation

You can find details of a series of engagement events over the coming months to allow individuals and communities to come along to share their views and inform the Human Rights Bill.