Scottish minister condemns ‘shameful’ Bill of Rights

A Scottish minister has restated her opposition to the UK Government’s plans to overhaul human rights laws.

The Bill of Rights is expected to return to the Commons in the coming weeks – after previously being shelved by Liz Truss’s government.

UK Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has insisted the proposals will “strengthen” freedoms and “curtail” abuses of the system.

But Scottish Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison told a conference in Edinburgh on Thursday that the proposed legislation threatens the UK’s safety and security.