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A Manifesto for Human Rights

© "Scottish Parliament Tilt Shift" by scottmliddell is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Ahead of the Scottish parliamentary elections on May 6th, Amnesty Scotland has set out the commitments we asked for from parties to ensure Session 6 of the Scottish Parliament is truly transformational in creating a nation where human rights are advanced and upheld for all citizens.

The ten point manifesto urges all political parties to:

  • Make rights real for everyone in Scotland by strengthening the existing legal human rights framework
  • Back an immediate public inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland both to inform future policy and ensure accountability
  • Extend support to refugees and asylum seekers living in Scotland
  • Publish a strategy to extend support for HRDs through Scotland's external affairs work
  • Protect and fulfil the right to adequate housing for all
  • Strengthen the rights of all women and girls
  • Ensure companies are held to account for human rights abuses
  • Reform the Gender Recognition Act
  • Review the collection and publication of data by Police Scotland
  • Ban the use of live Facial Recognition Technology

Download our manifesto below for more information, and join our live hustings on April 20th at 7pm via https://www.facebook.com/amnestyscotland 

 

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AI Scotland Manifesto asks.pdf
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