Briefing - Learning Lessons & Building Forward
As the Scottish Parliament continues a series of debates on Covid-19 his week Amnesty briefed MSPs on why Scotland needs a human rights based recovery.
- There is a growing body of evidence that serious human rights breaches are likely to have taken place in Scotland during the pandemic.
- Now is the time for accountability and learning. The Scottish Government should commission a human-rights based public inquiry into its handling of the pandemic, which includes scrutiny of public bodies. Amnesty urges the Scottish Government to begin this process within the first 100 days of this administration.
- Scotland’s Covid Recovery must be underpinned by strengthened legal protections for the rights of the most vulnerable in line with the recommendations of the National Taskforce on Human Rights Leadership.
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