Author: Kath Murray • Page 13
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
Every ten years the census gives us a complete picture of the nation. It allows us to compare different groups of people across the United Kingdom because the same...
13th November 2020
This blog may be downloaded as a briefing hereA more detailed briefing note on these proposals can be accessed here It has been hard to miss the reaction to...
23rd September 2020
Today’s statement by Liz Truss brings much needed clarity on the UK Government’s proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act. We have previously argued that a shift to a...
22nd September 2020