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Moray Council backing for human rights campaign

Press release   •   Nov 18, 2015 14:07 GMT

Moray Council is lending its support to a Scottish Government social media and public relations campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of human rights for people in their everyday lives.

#FlyTheFlag for your human rights will run until International Human Rights Day on Thursday, December 10.

The campaign shows how these rights, which we often take for granted, affect us all and that we should be proud to live in a country where human rights are protected.

More information about the campaign and what you can do if you or someone else has been treated poorly can be found on http://onescotland.org.

In supporting the campaign, Moray Council recognises its responsibility to ensure that it upholds and protects the human rights of its citizens.

There are 16 human rights which are protected by the European Convention on Human Rights which came into force in 1953 as a democratic response to political extremism and the abuse of power.

http://.rightsinfo.org is a website that explains in plain English how human rights legislation protects us all. It challenges a lot of common misconceptions with factual information.

If you wish to show support for human rights, go to http://onescotland.org/campaigns/human-rights

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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