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Moray SNP News

MORAY MP CONDEMNS CONSERVATIVE PLANS TO SCRAP HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

01/07/2015  

Moray’s re-elected SNP MP, Angus Robertson, has condemned the new UK Conservative Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.

The MP says he receives a wide range of correspondence on human rights issues from constituents in Moray and that he is proud to represent an area with so many people who show such high levels of concern for people whose rights are ignored or threatened.

Mr Robertson says the scrapping of the Human Rights Act would take away an important appeal right for people to the European Court of Human Rights and would fragment the rights that so many people have fought hard to gain.

Angus Robertson MP said:

“There are basic human rights that every individual should be able to expect from their governments and the society they live in. People have fought and died to gain such rights and we can be very proud that we have a very strong European Convention on Human Rights which has driven our own Human Rights Legislation.

“Scottish Government Ministers, including our First Minister and SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon, have made it clear they fundamentally oppose this and we will be arguing very strongly against any watering down or scrapping of Human Rights Legislation in the Westminster Parliament as well.

“Like the First Minister I am appalled at the suggestion of removing people’s fundamental rights and I know that many people across Moray will share these concerns.”

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