SCSN has contributed to the joint submission to the Parliament Equalities & Human Rights Committee COVID-19 inquiry

The emergency legislation from the UK and Scottish Governments in response to the pandemic, whilst necessary to ensure the effective provision of vital public services at this time makes some sweeping changes to life in Scotland, some in relation to justice and policing. There were a number of human rights implications from the emergency legislation in Scotland, particularly in relation to justice, policing and safer communities, and we were pleased to contribute to the Scottish Human Rights Consortium’s submission to the EHRiC inquiry.

“Our contribution highlights some of our concerns and considerations regarding proportionality of parts of the legislation, compliance with human rights principles and disproportionate impact on particular groups, and the ensuring the processes are transparent and accountable.”, Hannah Dickson, Development Manager.

You can read the joint submission in full here.