This Member's Bill proposes to incorporate the European Charter of Local Self-Government into Scots law.
The Charter is an international treaty of the Council of Europe signed by the UK in 1997. The Council of Europe is an international organisation founded in 1949 to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. The Charter sets out some principles to protect the basic powers of local authorities.
The Bill was introduced by Andy Wightman MSP on 5 May 2020.