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First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership

Role of the group

The Advisory Group will make recommendations to the First Minister, before the end of December 2018, on how Scotland can continue to lead by example in human rights, including economic, social, cultural and environmental rights. The Group is independent and time-limited.

Members

Name Background / Experience Interests / Area of Expertise
Prof Alan Miller (Chair Former Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission; member of First Minister's Standing Council on Europe; current Special Envoy of the UN Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions; independent expert with UNDP's Crisis Response Unit Scotland's human rights journey within its European and global context; experience and expertise gained as a past Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and past Chair of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions
Dr Tobias Lock Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe and University of Edinburgh EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
Prof Nicole Busby Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe and University of Strathclyde EU employment and equality rights
Dr Katie Boyle University of Roehampton Models of Incorporation of international human rights obligations into the governance of Scotland
Shelagh McCall QC Member of the Faculty of Advocates and former part-time member of the Scottish Human Rights Commission Incorporation of international human rights obligations into judicial system of Scotland
Prof Paul Hunt University of Essex; former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health; former member of the UN Committee on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights International experience of implementation of economic, social and cultural rights, with emphasis on health
Prof Aoife Nolan University of Nottingham; member of the Council of Europe's European Committee on Social Rights Economic and social rights, children's rights and human rights budgeting
Prof Elisa Morgera Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe and University of Strathclyde Environmental Rights
Judith Robertson Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (Representing the Commission) SHRC and participative processes

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