On 11th September 2018, ICCL was honoured to welcome the Scottish Government’s Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelvie, to our offices.
The Minister was in Ireland to meet with Irish Government and human rights bodies and organisations to discuss cooperation and areas of common interest between Ireland and Scotland in relation to equality and human rights.
During her visit she met with Minister of State David Stanton TD, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and with ICCL. The visit was organised by the Scottish Government’s innovation and Investment Hub in Ireland.
The issues which we discussed with the Minister included current issues relating to women’s equality, structures and policies for promoting human rights,Traveller rights and the human rights impact of Brexit. The Minister shared information about a number of innovative measures being taken by the Scottish Government to integrate human rights and equality provisions in all aspects of Government policy, budgeting and planning.
ICCL believes that there is great potential for Ireland and Scotland to learn from each other in these areas and we look forward to future cooperation with colleagues in Scotland on issues of human rights and equality post-Brexit.