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Section 2.1. The European Convention on Human Rights that entered into force on the 3rd September 1953 is adopted in full as part of the Fundamental Law of Scotland. The European Convention on Human Rights enables the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 10th December 1948.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:08:00

    Section 2.1. Section 2.1. The European Convention on Human Rights that entered into force on the 3rd September 1953 is adopted in full as part of the Fundamental Law of Scotland. The European Convention on Human Rights enables the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 10th December 1948.

Proposed Amendment to Section 2.1.

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    Section 2.1. Section 2.1. The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (commonly known as the European Convention on Human Rights or ECHR), which entered into force on the 3rd September 1953, is adopted in full as part of the Fundamental Law of Scotland. The case-law of the European Court of Human Rights interpreting that Convention shall be binding on all judicial, legislative and executive authorities in Scotland. The following sections of this article are confined to those setting out rights additional to those guaranteed by the ECHR.


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