Scottish Government, Police Scotland and Crown Office campaign: Hate Has no Home in Scotland

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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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Scottish Government consultation: Socio-Economic Duty

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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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Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland guide: Rights in Mind

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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Scottish Human Rights Commission vacancy: Legal Officer

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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