Equality & Human Rights

Do the SNP oppose the abolition of the Human Rights Act?

The SNP fully oppose the abolition of the Human Rights Act. Under the SNP, Scotland is the only part of the UK to have developed a National Action Plan on Human Rights.

We believe that the protections offered by the Human Rights Act are central to any civilised country and should be a floor rather than a ceiling in protecting the most vulnerable in society and we should look to go even further. Protecting human rights ensures people are free from fear and discrimination and allows governments to tackle social and economic disadvantage.

SNP MPs will oppose any attempts by the UK government to scrap the Human Rights Act and withdraw the UK from the ECHR.

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