Widen access to justice

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has submitted views to the Scottish Parliament highlighting that there are big barriers to justice around human rights in Scotland.

The Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee asked the Consortium to respond to Petition 1695. This petition raises some of the problems faced when trying to get legal advice and support around a potential human rights case.

The Consortium sets out where individuals can get legal advice. We then highlight that there are significant and complex barriers to people being able to access justice. In particular, it is time to give the Scottish Human Rights Commission and Children’s Commissioner, as well as others, the legal power to take human rights cases.

Read the Consortium short paper.