Lawyers to discuss remote hearings at EHRC webinar

Lawyers to discuss remote hearings at EHRC webinar

On Thursday 2 July, the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland will host a webinar to discuss the risks and opportunities for effective participation posed by the recent expansion in use of remote hearings in Scotland’s courts and tribunals.

The webinar follows on from the commission’s recent statutory inquiry concerning the experiences of certain disabled accused people in the criminal justice system.

The inquiry found that such accused can face particular barriers to their effective participation where proceedings are conducted remotely. The full report from this inquiry was published earlier this month and is available here.

Speakers at this free panel-discussion event include John Scott QC (President of the Society of Solicitor Advocates); May Dunsmuir (President of the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier tribunal for Scotland); Sarah Craig (senior lecturer in public law, University of Glasgow); and Maria Galli (legal officer at Children and Young Person’s Commissioner for Scotland).

Further details and registration information are available on the Eventbrite page.

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