New proposals to incorporate human rights principles into Scots law

Published: 10 Dec 2018

Speaking today on the launch of proposals by the First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, John Wilkes, Equality and Human Rights Commission Head of Scotland said:

'This is a really welcome development. If this is taken forward it will place Scotland at the front of other UK countries in developing a progressive, rights based society.

'We support the full incorporation of human rights treaties into Scots law. This proposed Act of Parliament will for the first time clearly set out the roles and responsibilities of the Scottish state in relation to a wide range of rights and social issues such as children’s, women’s and disabled people’s rights.

'Importantly it will give citizens a clearer mechanism for resolving problems where individual rights conflict.'

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