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Scottish Human Rights Commission

In April 2010, James Harrison, Mary Ann-Stephenson and Andrew Williams were commissioned by the Scottish Human Rights Commission to review all the practice of conducting human rights impact assessments in the UK and internationally and to produce guiding principles for conducting future human rights impact assessments.

Their final report includes and eight-step process that can be utilised in any HRIA process and detailed recommendations for how those eight steps should be implemented. The report also includes illustrations of how this HRIA process will function. The report can be accessed here.

The Centre continues to work with SHRC on pilot studies which adopt a new approach to integrated equality and human rights impact assessments in Fife and Renfrewshire Councils. You can read more about the project here.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights' Report on the Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living has recommended that the Government should publish an integrated human rights and equality impact assessment of the likely cumulative impact of the proposals on independent living - based on the methodology which CHRP has been developing for SHRC.