Thursday, 4 June 2015

Appeal against Named Person

The latest from NO2NP:

"Human rights expert Aidan O’Neill QC told three judges that legislation to appoint a ‘named person’ for more than one million young people is "incompatible with the fundamental rights of a democratic society", noting: "This is worse than the nanny state because the nanny is at least responsible to the family."

"The QC was speaking at the start of an appeal at the Court of Session in Edinburgh by campaigners fighting the Named Person scheme which is part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act."

"The appeal has been mounted by a group of concerned organisations and parents after a decision taken earlier this year by Lord Pentland following an initial three-day judicial review. The judge ruled in favour of allowing the Named Person proposals to go ahead prior to full nationwide implementation in 2016."

"The campaigners say the law denies families the right to a private life and also breaches data protection rights because the state will compile and share family data."

"During the appeal Mr O’Neill said the state should support the family in the upbringing of children as the family is the fundamental group unit of the state and entitled to state protection."

"He said the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written to counter Nazi and Fascist totalitarian states which placed value on "uniformity and conformity" and to point out that "the child is not the mere creature of the state".

Read more

No comments:

Post a Comment