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Proposed Amendment S103.2 [Modified & Made 06/03/2019]

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  • #1151

    SC_Admin
    Keymaster

    Before

    The following liberties, rights, and obligations shall be conferred on all Scottish citizens, legal residents, both individuals and collectives. No individual or collective can be discriminated against on the basis of sex, ethnicity, origin, language, beliefs, physical, mental or ideological diversity, age, genetic characteristics, membership in a national minority, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other personal or social circumstance or characteristic. There shall be no limitation upon their exercise except to prevent or penalize acts calculated to infringe on the rights and liberties of others, or forcibly to subvert the constitutional order that guarantees these rights and liberties. The rights and privileges guaranteed to persons under this Constitution and the CSL hereon extend only to human beings and human collectives; the extent to which such rights and privileges may be extended to corporations and other legally sanctioned entities shall be determined by the Corpus of Scottish Law (CSL hereafter, explained in Article III).

    After

    The following liberties, rights, and obligations shall be acknowledged for all Scottish citizens, legal residents, both individuals and collectives. No individual or collective can be discriminated against on the basis of sex, ethnicity, origin, language, beliefs, physical, mental or ideological diversity, age, genetic characteristics, membership in a national minority, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other personal or social circumstance or characteristic. There shall be no limitation upon their exercise except to prevent or penalize acts calculated to infringe on the rights and liberties of others, or forcibly to subvert the constitutional order that guarantees these rights and liberties. The rights and privileges guaranteed to persons under this Constitution and the CSL hereon extend only to human beings and human collectives; the extent to which such rights and privileges may be extended to corporations and other legally sanctioned entities shall be determined by the Corpus of Scottish Law (CSL hereafter, explained in Article III).

    Justification

    While some rights are conferred, such as the right to drive a vehicle, the rights identified in this sections are not conferred. They are held by individuals and collectives on the basis of their humanity in the case of individuals, and their natural integrity in the case of collectives.

    Modification

    ‘acknowledged for’ replaced by ‘irrevocably held by’

  • #1245

    Mark McNaught
    Keymaster

    Agreed, though I think we can find a stronger word than acknowledged. Maybe ‘definitively and absolutely held by’?

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