Helpful information and resources

Here are some links to information and resources related human rights which will hopefully be of use if you want to find out more about how to make rights real in your care service.

Organisations and information sources


United Nations:


International NGOS (non governmental organisations)

Centre for Economic and Social Rights (CESR):


Equalities and Human Rights Commission:

British Institute of Human Rights:



Scottish Human Rights Commission:

SHRC: 2018 audience research:

SHRC: Getting it Right?

SHRC: Human rights in health and social care in Scotland:

Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights:

Scotland Declaration on Human Rights:

Human Rights Consortium Scotland:

About human rights

What are human rights

Principles and obligations

PANEL Principles

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


Right to Health

UN Right to Health Toolkit

Human rights tools

EQHRIA (Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessments)

Care About Rights

EHRC Measurement Framework

WHO Quality Rights Tool Kit (UNCRPD and mental health)

Equalities and protected characteristics


Scottish Government Equalities Evidence Finder

Human rights budgeting (videos)

A US focused video from NESRI with a strong message about why Human Rights Budgeting matters:

An interview with Philip Alston (UN Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights) produced for a conference in Peru, which focuses on tax as a fundamental human rights issue:

My Home Life tools

In the shape of:

  • Caring Conversations
  • The LIFE Approach (Learning from Everyday Excellence)
  • Senses Framework
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Human Rights Map

Resources for Practice