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As Scottish Parliament election candidates pledge to review the not proven verdict, Law Society President Amanda Millar warns that principles of Scottish criminal justice system must be maintained.
The report and recommendations set out a statutory framework for human rights, but Scotland's record on human rights should never be taken for granted.
We have called for an education programme to support proposals to modernise hate crime legislation, which will encourage an inclusive, equal and diverse Scottish society
Law Society calls for Scotland-wide high-rise cladding assessment following new funding announcement
We have welcomed the UK Government’s recent announcement on making further funding available for removing dangerous cladding on high rise buildings and called for a Scotland-wide assessment of high-rise buildings.
Our policy committees analyse and respond to proposed changes in the law - read more about the key pieces of work they completed in January.
Our policy committees analyse and respond to proposed changes in the law - read more about the key pieces of work they completed in December.
Our COP26 and climate change working group surveyed members about what the profession thinks are the key climate change issues.
The Society has welcomed plans for Stage 2 amendments to Hate Crime Bill
We have called on the Scottish Government to release data showing the legal basis for moving hospital patients to care homes at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, due to the lack of information in a recent Public Health Scotland report.
We have published recommendations in relation to the law of crofting and urged the Scottish Government to take prompt action to reform the law.
The Society has welcomed Justice Committee recommendations on reopening Scotland’s courts and tribunals system.