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Tasers Written Answer, 16/11/10 [S]

Written Answer given in resposne to Robert Brown's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive what its position is on the assertion by the Scottish Human Rights Commission that the use of taser guns on children is likely to breach international human rights standards, in particular the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, replied that the relevant human rights law with regard to firearms in the UK is the Human Rights Act 1998. Chief Constables are obliged to ensure that officers act in accordance with the law and in a manner compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answers Report 15 - 19 November 2010 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answers Report 15 - 19 November 2010