EHRC



New research raises concerns over use of sexual history in trials

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland has published new research into how sexual history and bad character evidence is used in sexual offences trials.

Published 18 August 2020

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.

Published 23 June 2020

EHRC: How we will help those disproportionately affected by COVID-19

Concerned that the responses to COVID-19 may exacerbate existing inequalities across all areas of life, the Equality & Human Rights Commission explains how it will work to support disadvantaged groups.

Published 19 June 2020

Jamie Meechan: Take note – new EHRC guidelines on sexual harassment in workplace

Jamie Meechan comments on new guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Published 22 January 2020

Faculty members appointed to EHRC panel

A total of 31 members of the Faculty of Advocates have been named on a new panel of counsel in Scotland for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Published 20 May 2019

Equality body launches research into legal aid for victims of discrimination in Scotland

Research has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into whether legal aid enables people who raise a discrimination complaint in Scotland to get justice.

Published 12 April 2019

Solicitors invited to help research into legal aid for victims of discrimination in Scotland

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has invited solicitors to contribute to a research project looking at whether legal aid for discrimination cases provides effective access to justice for people who have suffered discrimination in Scotland.

Published 15 March 2019

Equality Commission asks whether Scottish criminal justice system discriminates against disabled

A legal inquiry into whether people with mental health conditions, cognitive impairments and conditions including autism are experiencing discrimination in the criminal justice system has been launched by the Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Published 4 March 2019