THE Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has been awarded United Nations “A” grade status for the second time.
An international committee made the award after a review of both the SHRC’s effectiveness and independence from the Scottish Government and Parliament.
The process is overseen by the UN.
Professor Alan Miller, SHRC chairman, said:“We will continue to share lessons with other countries and to work with peer commissions to tackle contemporary human rights issues around the world.
“We will also continue to draw on international experience to help improve the protection and realisation of human rights for people in Scotland.”
Following its reaccreditation, the Commission will continue to chair the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), a role it has held for the past four years.
ENNHRI initiatives include projects to advance the rights of older people across Europe and to address the migrants crisis in the Mediterranean.