MSP Highlights Importance of Human Rights

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has shown his support for Human Rights in the third sector at a session in the Scottish Parliament.

The #RightApproach campaign, undertaken by Scottish Council of Voluntary Associations (SCVO) is raising awareness of human rights that are shared by all in Scotland.

According to the campaign, taking the #RightApproach can empower people to challenge decisions made by governments or local authorities.



Commenting, Stuart McMillan MSP said:

“Human Rights  are the freedoms and entitlements that a life of dignity is based on and they underpin our approach to creating a fairer Scotland. Every day we exercise our human rights in a number of ways, so much so that we take them for granted. Our communication, our choices and our actions are human rights playing out in practice

“Like many, I was dismayed that on re-election in May, the UK Government confirmed that it will ‘bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights’, effectively replacing the Human Rights Act (and the conventions to which it ties us).

“The Scottish Government will oppose the UK Government’s proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act. While we want to make sure we protect the human rights of people across these islands, the UK Government wants to do the opposite.

“The Human Rights Act is essential to any civilised society and forms the basis for so much of what we do – whether we know it or not. The proposal to repeal the Act is reckless and damaging, and we are arguing strongly against it.”


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