Tag: Stage 3
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
Stage 3 of the GRR(S) Bill is scheduled for Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st December. The parliamentary website for the Bill at Stage 3 is here. The full detailed...
18th December 2022
Today MSPs are likely to pass into law one of the most contentious pieces of legislation considered in the lifetime of the Scottish Parliament. Last May, we wrote of...
10th March 2021
Circulated to MSPs on 8 March 2021 (also available as a PDF: Stage 3 MSP briefing final) Part 1 In line with the Bracadale Review, we agree that sex...
8th March 2021
The Stage 3 debate on the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill will take place in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 10 March. The Bill has had an exceptionally...
7th March 2021
The thin blue line: What inadequate protection for freedom of expression means in practice (March 2021)
This blog summarises why the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill needs to provide clearer protection for freedom of expression than is currently proposed by the Scottish Government....
4th March 2021
Freedom of expression protection in the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: the doors are still closed (February 2021)
The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill extends the existing offence of “stirring up hatred” in relation to race, to a wider range of characteristics. As described here,...
15th February 2021