Supreme Court reaffirms tribunal powers on human rights

Liberty has reported on an important Supreme Court ruling on the primacy of the Human Rights Act over secondary legislation and the application of unlawful discriminatory policies by public bodies. The Supreme Court has now confirmed that under the Human Read More …

Public inquiry into GIRFEC human rights impact: parliamentary petition update

The Scottish Parliament’s Education & Skills Committee is due to reconsider petition PEO1692 for an independent public inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC policy in the coming weeks. In order to inform the committee’s further deliberations, joint petitioners Read More …

Legal opinion: Isle of Man home education proposals breach human rights

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, a legal opinion has been obtained on proposed legislation in the Isle of Man that would substantially interfere with the human rights of home educating families. It can be accessed here [pdf download] Douglas-based counsel at Quinn Legal Read More …

Scottish government heaps blame on to ICO for GIRFEC data sharing shambles

The Scottish government has failed to address key concerns about the implementation of its getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) policy and allied named person scheme, joint petitioners have stated in a written submission to MSPs in support of their call for Read More …