Equalities and Human Rights Committee (Scotland)

On 27 April, the Committee launched its inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on equalities and human rights. The inquiry remit is to consider what groups and individuals are disproportionately impacted by COVID 19; identify what the Scottish Government and other public bodies, including regulatory and oversight bodies, need to do to ensure that measures taken in relation to the pandemic minimise negative effects on equality and human rights; and examine measures taken by the Scottish Government and other public bodies and the impacts they may have on equality and human rights. There is no deadline on evidence submissions to the Committee. Find out more about the Inquiry here.

We are Currently Gathering Evidence for the Equalities and Human Rights Committee Inquiry

At BIHR we work with people across Scotland to help use human rights every day. We think it is important that  the EHRiC hears about the real life experiences of people during Covid-19. 

We will be mostly gathering evidence through our Communities of Practice. But if you don’t want to join up you can still get involved through answering our survey.


There are three different surveys for the three groups of people we work with:

  1. People accessing (or trying to access) care and support, their family members and people who care about them:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YHS2YW6 
  2. Advocates and Campaignershttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JCHR_AandC
  3. People working in health and carehttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/62JS2XS

All the questions are optional, so you do not have to answer them all if you do not want to. All your answers are anonymous, we cannot trace these back to people. 

Please note, to have your views submitted to the Scottish Parliament, please choose that you live/work in Scotland when asked.