SHRC Awarded United Nations A Status for Second Time

Motion S4M-13361: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on being awarded United Nations A Status for a second time; welcomes this recognition internationally of the standing of the SHRC following a systematic review of its effectiveness and independence from the Scottish Government and the Parliament; notes that this allows the SHRC to make direct submissions to the UN; further recognises the contribution by the SHRC, which, following re-accreditation, will now continue to chair the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), a role that it has held for the last four years, and notes that ENNHRI initiatives include projects to advance the rights of older people across Europe and to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.