Article 10 Project
Our Article 10 project undertaken in 2014-2015 was inspired by the ECHR right “to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers…” For more information on the ECHR go to http://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Convention_ENG.pdf
The Article 10 project sought to:
- Inform people about the advantages of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), build knowledge and encourage activism. The debate on the benefits of the HRA is an example of us all exercising our right to form an opinion under Article 10 of the ECHR.
- Alert people about the need to defend the HRA.
- Inform people about why human rights matter in Scotland and in the UK. We have produced ‘Wee Information Notes’ on 10 subjects focusing on issues people think are important, now.
- Secure long-term gain. During the Campaign to defend the HRA we ask people to declare their support for human rights being centre stage in modern Scotland.
Article 10 Resources
Call to Action – a leaflet briefing you on who to contact to make your opinion count, plus some background information. HRA Call 2 Action
Why the HRCS supports the HRA HRA briefing
Press Release on HRA 10th May 2015 HRA
The 10 Popular Questions on Human Rights offer some sensible answers. Qs leaflet
The General Leaflet on Human Rights provides some factual information to help people become confident human rights advocates and also makes ‘3 Asks’. General Leaflet
The ‘Wee Information Notes on Human Rights’ are on: Welfare Welfare, The Economy Economy, Currency currency, Pensions Pensions, Defence Pensions, Immigration Immigration, The UK UK, The EU The EU, Energy Energy and Broadcasting Broadcasting.