The Scottish Government has progressed the debate on the legal protection of economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, proposing that a wide range of such rights be included in a written constitution, should Scotland become independent.
Professor Alan Miller
Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission
Professor Alan Miller is an expert in international human rights law, and was unanimously elected in 2007 by the Scottish Parliament to become the first Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission. Alan has a combination of experience and expertise in the field of human rights grounded in 25 years involvement with the legal, academic and voluntary communities within Scotland. He previously ran a law practice in Castlemilk, Glasgow and is a past President of the Glasgow Bar Association and former Director of the Scottish Human Rights Centre. He also teaches human rights on the LLM programme at the University of Strathclyde where he is a member of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law. Prof Miller also brings an international perspective and insight gained from engagement with the United Nations and other bodies in capacity-building initiatives in around 20 countries around the world. This has included working with Iraqi, Sudanese and Palestinian lawyers as well as being adviser to the Global Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights led by Mary Robinson, former UN High commissioner for Human Rights.
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