130 Scottish organisations unite against the Rights Removal Bill and ask UK Government not to scrap the Human Rights Act

Date: 4th July 2022
Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

A cardboard sign which say 'amplify your voice'

Representatives from across Scotland’s third-sector have united in their condemnation of the UK Government’s Rights Removal Bill.

We joined these organisations asking the UK Government to reconsider this Bill and instead, consider what can be done to better protect human rights for all in Scotland, and across the UK, in a statement signed by over 100 leading and grassroots women’s, children’s, refugee and trafficking, housing and homelessness and human rights organisations, and to send a clear message that the Human Rights Act must be protected.

Coordinated by ourselves, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Amnesty International, JustRight Scotland, Making Rights Real, Human Rights Consortium Scotland, Church of Scotland and Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities, the statement urges decision-makers to stand together to defend our common values of equality and justice, and to oppose this Rights Removal Bill.