Good that Scotland doesn't want to join in Cameron’s race to the bottom on human rights

Responding to the announcement that Scotland could remain a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights even if England follows through with Conservative proposals to withdraw, Amnesty's Scotland Programme Director, said:

"It’s good to hear that Scotland doesn't want to join in Cameron’s race to the bottom on human rights.

"Human rights are a cornerstone of Scottish society and people here know the value of holding the powerful to account.

"Whatever decisions may be taken in the Westminster parliament in years to come, Scotland's politicians must stand firm in guaranteeing the human rights of all the people of Scotland and use their standing to promote human rights internationally."

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