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Child sexual abuse inquiry fined £200,000 for data protection breach

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000 by t ...

Published 19 July 2018

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Court rejects construction company’s appeal against release of ‘commercially sensitive’ reports

A construction company involved in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry which challenged a decision by the inq ...

Published 17 July 2018

UK government failing to tackle age discrimination

A report published today has found that the UK government and the Equality and Human Rights Commissi ...

Published 17 July 2018

Company at centre of tram inquiry fails in bid to keep documents secret

Bilfinger UK, the company at the centre of the Edinburgh trams inquiry, has failed in its attempt to ...

Published 13 July 2018

'Significant number' of institutions to be investigated as part of child abuse inquiry

A “significant number” of additional institutions are to come under scrutiny as part of ...

Published 9 July 2018

Blog: The legislative supremacy of government

Professor Stephen Tierney At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control&r ...

Published 4 July 2018

UK government considers judge-led inquiry into torture and rendition

The UK government has announced it is considering a judge-led inquiry into British involvement in to ...

Published 3 July 2018

Dog control legislation to be scrutinised at Holyrood

The effectiveness of legislation that aims to ensure dogs are kept under control is to be examined b ...

Published 3 July 2018

Human rights organisations issue joint statement on 'shocking' details of UK complicity in torture and rendition

A number of human rights organisations have issued a joint statement following the publication of tw ...

Published 29 June 2018

Intelligence services' watchdog finds UK complicity in numerous extraordinary rendition cases

Britain's intelligence services were involved in numerous extraordinary rendition operations between ...

Published 28 June 2018

Lord Pentland to deliver next Lord Rodger Lecture at Aberdeen University

Lord Pentland 20 July 2018, 17:30 - 20:00 King's Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen Lo ...

Published 28 June 2018

Tram inquiry hears Andrew Fitchie's testimony unreliable because he was jet-lagged

A witness who gave evidence to the Edinburgh tram inquiry has said his testimony cannot be relied up ...

Published 25 June 2018

Timescale for child abuse inquiry extended

John Swinney Scotland’s independent public inquiry into the abuse of children in care is ...

Published 22 June 2018

Blog: Fatal accident inquiries – A long wait for answers

Alan Calderwood Alan Calderwood explains the fatal accident inquiry process. Fatal accident in ...

Published 22 June 2018

Family of boy who died in cemetery tragedy to receive six-figure payout

Scotland's biggest council has agreed to pay compensation to the family of a boy who died after a he ...

Published 18 June 2018