Guides to equality and human rights
Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) Red Book
A useful directory of third sector organisations and the services they offer around Edinburgh. Go to EVOC Red Book.
Edinburgh Council: A Framework to Advance Equality and Rights (2012/17)
Document outlining how Edinburgh Council intends to meet its legal duties under the
Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC)
The SHRC promotes and protects the human rights of everyone in Scotland. Read about their National Action Plan to advance human rights here.
Hate Crime: 3rd Party Reporting
A campaign by the Scottish Government to ensure that everyone in Scotland is aware of their human rights. Contains personal stories of those facing inequality and useful resources on the following themes: 50/50 by 2020, disability, LGBTI, Race, Religion, Gender, Human Rights. Go to One Scotland.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
The EHRC promotes and protects the human rights of everyone in the UK. Helpful for
outlining what your rights are, what constitutes discrimination and guides to the Equality Act
2010. Go to EHRC site.
The United Nations is responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights on an
international level. Read more about it here.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human
rights. It represents the first global expression of rights that everyone is entitled to and acts
as the basis for many subsequent international laws. Go to Universal Declaration of Human