Human Rights to be written into Scottish Law


A comprehensive set of human rights are to be written into Scottish law for the first time amid fears that existing protections may be eroded when the UK leaves the EU.

Professor Alan Miller, who chaired the advisory group, said internationally recognised human rights “belong to everyone in Scotland and must be put into our law”.

Scottish Human Rights Commission chair Judith Robertson described the decision as an “important milestone”, coming 70 years after the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

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