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Second Briefing to Police Scotland Independent Advisory Group

July 2021. Our office’s second briefing to Police Scotland’s Independent Advisory Group on emergency coronavirus powers.

The briefing focuses on the impact of these powers on the human rights of children and young people in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the pandemic has starkly highlighted ways in which Scots law is not compatible with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Short report: Children in conflict with the law

November 2020. LLM Student Kate Whiting worked with us to write a report on children in conflict with the law in Scotland and whether their human rights are upheld. This is a summary version of the report for children and young people.

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Older Children In Conflict With the Law

October 2020. A legal analysis of how Scots law complies with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) for children aged 16 and 17, written for our office by Kate Whiting, LLM student at the University of Edinburgh.

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