Scotland is to have a national action plan for human rights.
The plan, to be drafted by the end of 2013, will attempt to fill gaps in existing human rights provision. The project is being co-ordinated by the independent Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC).
It follows a three-year investigation which has discovered gaps in human rights protection in areas such as the health service, fair pay and access to justice.
Professor Allan Miller, who chairs the commission, said much more could be done to bring Scotland up to internationally agreed human rights standards.
“What we’ve found in this study is that while Scotland has made notable progress in a number of areas, it can do better,” he said.
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