The Scottish Government, COSLA and the Scottish Refugee Council have launched a strategy to support refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland’s communities.
New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy (pdf), published in January 2018, aims to coordinate the efforts of organisations involved in supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
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‘People in Scotland have become more critical of the way that both the UK government and the EU are handling Brexit’ says a January 2018 report (pdf) from NatCen and UK in a Changing Europe.
In this report, Sir John Curtice highlights what Scotland is making of Brexit.
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More than 5,300 cases of hate crime were reported in Scotland over the past year, with many other incidents going unreported.
In partnership with Police Scotland and the Crown Office (COPFS), the Scottish Government have launched an October 2017 campaign against hate crime.
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In 2017, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to introduce the socio-economic duty to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.
The Scottish Government has published a July 2017 consultation paper (pdf) asking for views on how public authorities can meet the requirements of the duty. This consultation closes on 12 September 2017.
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is recruiting a senior associate (programmes) on a permanent basis in Manchester. Applications close on 26 July 2017.
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A report on hate crime in Scotland 2016-17 (pdf) has been published by Scotland’s prosecution service. This June 2017 research brings together figures on race crime with crime motivated by religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity.
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The Mental Welfare Commission have published a May 2017 guide to ensure mental health patients have their human rights respected at key points in their treatment.
The guide – called Rights in Mind (pdf) – is a practical document that lists people’s rights when they are first admitted to hospital, when they are on the ward, when they are discharged and when they are treated in the community.
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Whilst the legal profession has always been well-represented in politics, politicians are not elected for their ability as lawyers. JUSTICE have published a May 2017 guide (pdf) to support politicians hold the Scottish Government to account.
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The judiciary is still dominated by white and privately educated men, finds an April 2017 JUSTICE report (pdf). The United Kingdom remains significantly worse in terms of diversity than other European and common law jurisdictions. Continue reading “JUSTICE report – Increasing Judicial Diversity”
Lord Bracadale has been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to undertake an independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland.
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