Author: Adventures in Evidence
Next Wednesday, 4 October, the Inner House of the Court of Session will hear legal arguments about whether or not a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) changes a person’s sex...
29th September 2023
…the joint work on implementation went ahead. At official level there were fortnightly meetings between UK and Scottish officials as the Bill progressed through Parliament, including early work towards...
12th September 2023
GRCs, sexual harm and risk: following the logic of amendments to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill
At Stage 3 of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill the Scottish Parliament passed amendment 40, and related consequential amendments, proposed by Gillian Martin MSP, aimed at providing safeguards...
8th September 2023
This blog describes the results of polling we commissioned to test how well people understand what the terms ‘transgender woman’ and ‘trans woman’ tell them about a person’s sex....
7th August 2023
Edging back to normality? The report of the Scottish Government’s Independent Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Violence Against Women and Girls Services
In 2021, the Scottish Government established an independent review to look at the funding and commissioning of services dealing with violence against women and girls (VAWG). Its report was...
9th June 2023
The Scottish Parliament cannot legislate in contravention of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). At the time the Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed, it was viewed as...
17th April 2023
The last set of new appointments that need to be made as a result of the change of First Minister, and ministerial reshuffle, are from the government backbenches to...
14th April 2023
Defining “sex” in Scotland: how the recent EHRC letter relates to Scottish legal analysis and politics
On 4 April, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) responded to a request for advice from the UK Government’s Minister for Women and Equalities, Kemi Badenoch MP, on...
10th April 2023
A report yesterday attributed this position to the Leader of Scottish Labour, on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: Mr Sarwar earlier suggested to journalists that the Section 35...
19th February 2023
We have written to the Secretary of State for Scotland asking the UK government to take whatever action it believes it needs to, to ensure that protections for women...
9th January 2023