Constitutional Law and Human Rights
The Scottish Parliament's European & External Relations Committee Inquiry into Scotland's Relationship with the EU
The European and External Relations Committee is conducting an inquiry into the implications for Scotland’s relationship with the EU of the referendum result. In order to support that inquiry work, the Committee has agreed to issue a call for evidence on a range of issues relating to the implications of the referendum result for Scotland.
- Visit the Scottish Parliament website to view the inquiry
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (September 2016)
The Scottish Affairs Committee Inquiry into Scotland's place in Europe
Following the vote to leave the EU the Scottish Affairs Committee is looking at available options for retaining Scotland's EU membership and the ways in which Scotland can best be represented in future negotiations.
- Visit the UK Parliament website to view the inquiry
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (August 2016)
Law Society of Scotland response to EU Justice sub committee
The Law Society of Scotland has responded to the EU sub-committee on Justice on the proposed Human Rights Act Appeal.
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (March 2016)
Response to the Strathclyde Review inquiry
Following the vote in the House of Lords on 26 October 2015 on the draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, the Government commissioned Lord Strathclyde to conduct a review of how Parliament handles secondary legislation – the legislation that includes all the rules and regulations that affect our daily lives.
- Visit the UK Parliament website to view the call for evidence and written submissions received.
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (February 2016)