COSLA welcomes recommendations from Human Rights Taskforce
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COSLA's President, Councillor Alison Evison, and Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, Councillor Kelly Parry, have welcomed recommendations made by the Human Rights Taskforce.

Councillor Evison said: "These recommendations are shared by all of COSLA’s Leaders because they fit the aims of our Local Government Blueprint.

"Local Authorities at the heart of their communities delivering services to all right across Scotland in a rights-based approach shared by our partners in the public and third sectors to deliver better outcomes for all.

"These recommendations have the potential to bring about the biggest change in Scotland since devolution and to help give effect to the shared local, national and global ambition for value-based and sustainable recovery and a green and wellbeing economy."

Councillor Parry said: “I was delighted back in 2019 to be appointed to the Human Rights Taskforce to represent COSLA and Scottish Local Government to develop a new framework for human rights for a progressive, confident and outward-looking Scotland.

“Building on the work started by the First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, we sought to really test the boundaries of an ambitious framework that brought together experts and lived experience and to take the biggest step forward in Scotland's human rights journey.

“COVID has starkly shown a light on the urgency of this work and Local Government stands ready to help in that recovery with a firm commitment and recognition of a human rights approach, we have endorsed the ambition of the framework and look forward to taking our shared ambitions forward.”