Latest updates and analysis
MBM letter to EHRC Scotland
We were invited by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to participate in an online roundtable to discuss the preliminary findings in Scotland related to the protected characteristics...
25th April 2023
Police Scotland: Leaving the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
On 20 February 2023 the Daily Mail reported that Police Scotland had withdrawn from the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI) scheme. The scheme is described by Stonewall as ‘the...
23rd March 2023
Scotland 2022 census: Office for Statistics Regulation assessment
Earlier this year, the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) carried out an assessment of Scotland’s 2022 census, which will allow the regulator to recommend whether the Census outputs should...
17th August 2022
Gender recognition reform and data collection
At the next evidence session on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill (7 June) the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice (EHRCJ) Committee will take evidence from...
5th June 2022
Two recent court rulings in Scotland: bad news for Scotland’s census but good news for public data collection
This blog considers two recent rulings by the Inner House of the Court of Session. These are the ruling in the Appeal case brought by For Women Scotland (FWS), which...
27th February 2022
MBM response to the Fair Play for Women census appeal outcome
We share the surprise and disappointment at this decision expressed by FPFW. This was an important case to pursue. The ruling means that the category of ‘sex’ will now...
24th February 2022
Police Scotland policy on recording rape: how did it evolve and where does responsibility lie?
In recent weeks Police Scotland’s policy on recording the identity of those charged with the crime of rape has received considerable media attention. As revealed in a bluntly worded...
8th January 2022