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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01624

Human Rights Assessment on Vaccine Passports

Submitted by: Sharon Dowey, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Donald Cameron, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden, Douglas Ross, Annie Wells, Tess White

That the Parliament notes with concern that the Scottish Government has not yet published a human rights assessment on the new vaccine certification scheme; understands that the Scottish Human Rights Commission has written to cabinet secretaries reiterating the need for a human rights analysis of vaccine passports; considers that the new scheme might not meet key human rights tests, such as those of necessity and proportionality; believes that, while the Scottish Government has a duty to protect public health, it must do so in a way that complies with its human rights obligations, and hopes that the Scottish Government will publish an assessment in a timely manner.