Resources for NGOs on using the courts to get change
- ‘Making Change Happen: A step-by-step guide to strategic litigation in equality and human rights for NGOs in Scotland– an essential resource for anyone interested in social change in Scotland, produced by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland, funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
- Using the Law to Realise Care Leavers’ Rights– a presentation by Julia Donnelly of Clan Childlaw, for an event hosted by Clan Childlaw and Human Rights Consortium Scotland in November 2019
- Using the law to effect change: the role and impact of civil society– a presentation by Sara Lomri of the Public Law Project, for an event hosted by Clan Childlaw and Human Rights Consortium Scotland in November 2019
- Building a culture of using the law for change in the third sector in Scotland– a presentation by Naomi McAuliffe of Amnesty International in Scotland, for an event hosted by Clan Childlaw and Human Rights Consortium Scotland in November 2019
- Strategic litigation resources from the Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Third Party Interventions Before the ECTHR: A Rough Guide– a guide to third party interventions at the European Court of Human Rights
- Overcoming Barriers to Public Interest Litigation in Scotland– a report by Clan Childlaw, Human Rights Consortium Scotland, Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Shelter Scotland, JustRight Scotland and Rape Crisis Scotland, exploring why there is a lack of strategic court action in Scotland and suggests recommendations to address this.
- Standing in Scots Public Law Litigation– a briefing authored for the Human Rights Consortium Scotland by Douglas Jack and Chris McCorkindale, explains who can ‘stand’ in public law litigation in Scotland, meaning who can take a case to court.
- Transforming lives through law– a report by Jacqui Kinghan and Lisa Vanhala, showcasing 10 examples of civil society organisations using the law for social change.
- Successful use of strategic litigation bythe voluntary sector on issues related to discrimination and disadvantage: key cases from the UK– a report by Lisa Vanhala, exploring 10 further examples of strategic litigation by the voluntary sector
- Children’s rights in Scotland: using the law to advance policy– a blog by Janet Cormack, published by the Baring Foundation
This page is under development, and is being continually updated.