Motion ref. S6M-05768
The Right to Protest in Scotland
Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Monday, August 29, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Ariane Burgess, Foysol Choudhury, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Bob Doris, Joe FitzPatrick, Christine Grahame, Ross Greer, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Gillian Mackay, John Mason, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Elena Whitham
That the Parliament welcomes the legal educational guide about the right to protest in Scotland, which has been created by Amnesty Scotland and JRS Knowhow; notes that the guide is designed for everyone in Scotland, including those visiting or seeking sanctuary in Scotland; commends the guide for explaining what the legal right to protest and the human right to freedom and assembly mean in practice for people in Scotland; considers that the provision of accurate, clear and Scotland-specific information is invaluable in facilitating what it sees as an essential element in shared democracy and the exercise of fundamental human rights, and hopes that this guide will be widely accessed and used.