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Launch Of The Scotland Declaration On Human Rights

EDM number 992 in 2017-19, proposed by Patrick Grady on 27/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Equality and Human rights.

That this House welcomes the launch of the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights which took place on 19 February 2018 at Glasgow Women's Library; notes that 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in Paris; further notes that the Scotland Declaration calls for law and policy makers to protect the rights of all people, regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or belief, especially in the context of the UK leaving the EU; understands that the Declaration calls for Scotland's law and policy makers to help shape and adopt the highest international human rights and equalities standards and that it calls for participation and transparency so that the people of Scotland can understand what their rights are and how these can be protected; recognises the widespread support for this Declaration which has been signed by trade unions, faith groups, national charities and professional bodies; and encourages the public to read and support the Declaration and promote equality and human rights within Scotland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Patrick Grady27/02/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Ian Blackford27/02/2018Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySeconded
Alistair Carmichael27/02/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSeconded
Carol Monaghan27/02/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Stuart McDonald27/02/2018Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySeconded
Neil Gray27/02/2018Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden27/02/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry27/02/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
John McNally27/02/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard27/02/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon28/02/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Chris Stephens28/02/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown28/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss28/02/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day28/02/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald28/02/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan01/03/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry05/03/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins05/03/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell05/03/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black12/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman15/03/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands26/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned

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