Briefing for Stage 1 debate: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill

We have prepared a briefing for MSPs ahead of the Stage 1 debate on the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill which will take place on Tuesday 15 December. Our briefing focuses on two areas: the exclusion of sex…

Sex and gender in the Forensic Medical Services Bill

The Stage 3 debate on the Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill will take place this Thursday, 10 December. The purpose of the bill is to improve access to healthcare services for victims of rape and sexual…

Legislating for hatred against women: the view from the coalface (December 2020)

This blog may be accessed as a briefing here The omission of ‘sex’ as a protected characteristic is a key area of contention in the proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill, which is currently making its way through…

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