Wed 6 Oct, 2021

It is becoming clearer than ever that Scotland needs a way out, to chart a different path as a modern progressive nation that respects human rights and looks after our children Maggie Chapman

Responding to the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the UK Government’s attempt to stop the Scottish Government incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child into Scots law, Scottish Greens human rights spokesperson Maggie Chapman said:

“This is a dark day for democracy in the UK. The fact the UK Government has used the courts to overturn a decision by the Scottish Parliament to protect the rights of children reveals their disregard for human rights and their true intentions when it comes to respecting the will of the devolved nations.

“The idea that this UK government sees international law and human rights as a hinderance to their policy decisions is chilling. On top of this, they want to impose those values on Scotland.

“Boris Johnson’s government is rewriting democracy to ensure the Conservatives have an in-built majority across the UK and can ignore the devolved parliaments. It is becoming clearer than ever that Scotland needs a way out, to chart a different path as a modern progressive nation that respects human rights and looks after our children."

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