Coronavirus and human rights

COVID-19 requires extraordinary response from government at all levels, as well as from the population.Parliaments at both Westminster and Holyrood will therefore consider [...]

Right to vote extended

The European Court of Human Rights has several times found that it is an infringement of ECHR rights for the UK to have blanket bans on all voting rights for prisoners.  [...]

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 [...]

The right to settled status

EU citizens whose homes are in Scotland have to apply for permission to stay here after Brexit.  However, the Human Rights Consortium Scotland, and many other civil [...]