European Convention on Human Rights

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 21st January 2003.

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Photo of Tommy Sheridan Tommy Sheridan SSP

Question S1W-32649

To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the European Convention on Human Rights has had on provisions within the law that relate to the prevention of racism in health, housing, education and social services.

Photo of Jim Wallace Jim Wallace Liberal Democrat

The specific duties under the amended Race Relations Act to promote race equality, imposed on key public bodies by Scottish ministers earlier this year, will ensure that our public services are fair, accessible and sensitive to the needs of all our communities. The European Convention on Human Rights does not add to or detract from these responsibilities.

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