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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This year’s Scottish Interfaith Week is on 12 – 19 November 2017. You can find news and events on the Scottish Interfaith Week website.
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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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The Scottish Human Rights Commission is recruiting a Legal Officer to join their Strategy and Legal team. This is a permanent, full time position (37 hours per week) based in Edinburgh.
The post-holder will deliver professional and effective legal advisory and support services to the Commission, as well as develop and lead the Commission’s work in relation to its statutory legal functions of interventions in civil proceedings and conducting of inquiries.
Applications close at 24 April 2017. Interviews: 11 May 2017.
Download the recruitment information and application form or request a recruitment pack by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org