March 2021. Our briefing ahead of Stage 3 debate on the UNCRC Incorporation Bill lays out the amendments our office does and does not support.
January 2021. We’ve sent MSPs a briefing asking them to support this Bill at Stage 1, suggesting ways it can be improved at Stage 2 and asking them to make sure Incorporation happens as soon as possible.
January 2021. Our briefing makes it clear that children in Scotland must be protected from being used as a covert human intelligence source (CHIS).
November 2020. MSP Briefing ahead of debate around public petition PE1319: Improving youth football in Scotland.
June 2020. Historical position on the human rights issues involved in reopening Scotland’s schools after the first lockdown in 2020.
August 2020. Our briefing to MSPs ahead of this Bill details the proposed amendments supported by our office.
December 2020. Historical position on face coverings in Scotland’s schools.
Our office’s first briefing to Police Scotland’s Independent Advisory Group on emergency coronavirus powers, upon which the Commissioner sits.
June 2020. Briefing paper providing a human rights framework to guide decision makers when planning children and young people’s return to Scotland’s schools.