Everyone in Scotland deserves to live in a healthy environment. Nature depends on us to be able to use the law to defend it.
Through our advocacy work for policy and law reform, we are working for the human right to a healthy environment to be fully implemented and realised in Scots law.
This involves working in the following areas:
- Human Rights (Scotland) Bill: we are advocating for the human right to a healthy environment to be fully included to the highest possible standards as part of plans for new human rights laws in Scotland.
- Reform of legal expenses: we are calling for legal expenses to be reduced so that it is affordable for all of us to uphold environmental laws in a court or tribunal. This is a requirement of the international environmental law known as the ‘Aarhus Convention’.
- The creation of a specialist environmental court or tribunal in Scotland: we believe that Scotland should create a specialist environmental court or tribunal which is affordable and accessible for everyone, fair, timely and effective.
Read our Advocacy Manifesto – An enforceable human right to a healthy environment, December 2021 for more information.
Sign our petition to add your support for an enforceable human right to a healthy environment.