Edinburgh seeks reassurance
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.”