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LAUNCH OF THE SCOTLAND DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 992: tabled on 27 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the launch of the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights which took place on 19 February 2018 at Glasgow Women's Library; notes that 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in Paris; further notes that the Scotland Declaration calls for law and policy makers to protect the rights of all people, regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or belief, especially in the context of the UK leaving the EU; understands that the Declaration calls for Scotland's law and policy makers to help shape and adopt the highest international human rights and equalities standards and that it calls for participation and transparency so that the people of Scotland can understand what their rights are and how these can be protected; recognises the widespread support for this Declaration which has been signed by trade unions, faith groups, national charities and professional bodies; and encourages the public to read and support the Declaration and promote equality and human rights within Scotland.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.