Coalition for Racial Equality & Rights

SNAP - Seminar Report

National Action Plans for Human Rights have been developed in over 30 states. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, endorsed the Scottish process; “"National Action Plans can bring clarity to states in identifying the steps they must take to improve the promotion and protection of human rights, especially for the most vulnerable people.” National Action Plans are evidence based, developed in an inclusive way and independently monitored. They set out realistic and practical ways to fill gaps, build on good practice and help countries to look outwards and move forward.

The aims of the ‘SNAP! What does it mean for race equality’ event were to:

  • Discuss the reasoning and research conducted for the development of Scotland’s National Action Plan.
  • Explore issues around race equality and human rights for the development of the National Action Plan. 

The purpose of this report is not to provide a full account of the contributions made by speakers and delegates, although all contributions were valuable. Rather, the report seeks to outline the most pressing points arising from the seminar, highlighting priorities, evidence gaps and opportunities for change. 

Copies of the report will be distributed to all attendees, to the Scottish Human Rights Commission and also made publicly available on the CRER website. 

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For more information on this report or the work of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights, or to request this report in an alternative format, please contact:


Jennifer Glinski, Policy Officer

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0141 4186535


Carol Young, Policy and Information Officer

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0141 4186534

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