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Section 2.2. All citizens are expected to uphold these rights. There will be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of these rights, except in the interests of national security or public safety, unless permitted in law.

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

    Section 2.2. Section 2.2. All citizens are expected to uphold these rights. There will be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of these rights, except in the interests of national security or public safety, unless permitted in law.

      • Caledonialan

        Section 2.2. I have two doubts about the first sentence.
        First: "all citizens". Surely the need to respect the rights guaranteed by the ECHR applies to everyone, including legal persons such as companies, not just citizens? Many of the sections in this article similarly refer to "all citizens", where the ECHR says "everyone" (although 2.20, 2.21, 2.22 and 2.24 are exceptions). The wording should be standardised throughout, to clarify that the rights cover everyone and not just citizens.

          • Caledonialan

            Section 2.2. Second: "are expected to uphold". "Uphold" seems an odd word to me; I would have thought "respect" would be better. And "expected" doesn't seem to express any obligation.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 2.2.

Proposed Amendment to Section 2.2.

  • Caledonialan

    Proposed rewording

    Section 2.2. These rights apply to everyone in Scotland and must be respected by everyone in Scotland, whether natural or legal persons or public authorities, subject only to the derogations and restrictions expressly permitted in the European Convention on Human Rights.

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