The Law and Human Rights Group

The Law and Human Rights group is made up of members that want to see changes in how the law in Scotland treats people with learning disabilities.

We want people with learning disabilities to have the same rights as every other citizen in Scotland.

The Law and Human Rights group meets once a month but sometimes we need to have special extra meetings for example when we meet with professionals.

Our campaigns so far have focused on the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

To bring about the change we want we meet with a lot of different people, deliver presentations and take part in consultations.

We produce easy-read information about our work for our members and others who are interested in supporting us.

We have produced a Framework for supported decision-making and a shorter summary. We have also written the ‘Case for a new Law’ for people with learning disabilities. You can read these on the ‘Information‘ page of the website. 

If you would like to know more about the group you can contact the People First (Scotland) Office.