Author: Kath Murray • Page 12
1. Introduction Less than six weeks before the date of the 2021 census in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the guidance which will accompany...
19th February 2021
Tomorrow the Justice Committee was due to debate a range of amendments seeking to strengthen the protection for freedom of expression in the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill...
1st February 2021
Hate Crime and Public Order Bill: Stage 2 Briefing. The need for tailored freedom of expression protection for transgender identity (January 2021)
Briefing on the need for tailored freedom of expression protection for transgender identity
31st January 2021
The Justice Committee will start to consider potential amendments to Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday 2 February. How many more sittings there are will depend...
27th January 2021
As reported in the Sunday Times (24 January 2021), the Chief Statistician Sir Ian Diamond has stated that the sex question in the forthcoming census in England and Wales...
25th January 2021
The inclusion of ‘cross-dressers’ under the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill (January 2021)
During the Stage 1 oral evidence sessions on the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill, the definition of ‘transgender identity’ was discussed. This briefing traces how ‘cross-dressers’ came...
15th January 2021
This blog considers the implications of the Scottow judgement and other recent court cases in England for the Hate Crime Bill.
18th December 2020
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...
7th December 2020
At the time of writing, the three UK census authorities (National Records of Scotland , Office for National Statistics, and the Northern Ireland Research and Statistics Authority) are planning...
30th November 2020
On 20 November Scottish Affairs published an advance online copy of our new article, ‘Losing Sight of Women’s Rights (Again), in which we defend an earlier paper, published by the...
21st November 2020