Ed­in­burgh seeks re­as­sur­ance

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

In­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions funded by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment have been asked to give as­sur­ances over their poli­cies to pro­tect the vul­ner­a­ble.

In­ter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Alas­dair Al­lan said: “The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment ex­pects the high­est moral and eth­i­cal stan­dards from those we fund to pro­vide ser­vices to those peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties who look to our sup­port at their time of great­est need,” he wrote.

“We will not tol­er­ate any form of hu­man rights abuses or mis­con­duct, wher­ever they take place.

“We ex­pect our part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tions, wher­ever they are, to mon­i­tor their work closely, and to be open, hon­est and trans­par­ent with us, and the pub­lic when­ever there are any sug­ges­tions of abuse or mal­prac­tice.”

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