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Chamber and committees

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • equal opportunities matters
  • human rights matters
  • civil justice matters including debt, evictions and family law

Next meeting

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Katrina Venters, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6244 Find out about call charges.

Twitter: @SP_EHRCJ

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Current Members

FitzPatrick, Joe

Joe FitzPatrick

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Dundee City West (Constituency)

Chapman, Maggie

Maggie Chapman

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Adam, Karen

Karen Adam

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Duncan-Glancy, Pam

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Gosal, Pam

Pam Gosal

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

MacGregor, Fulton

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Stewart, Alexander

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Substitute Members

Balfour, Jeremy

Jeremy Balfour

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

O'Kane, Paul

Paul O'Kane

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Stewart, Kaukab

Kaukab Stewart

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency)

Committee work

Current

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Session 6 Priorities

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, 19 October 2021

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, 1 October 2021

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Public Petition PE1817: End Conversion Therapy

Letter from the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) LGBT+ Workers’ Committee, 20 September 2021

Remit

To consider and report on the following (and any additional matter added under Rule 6.1.5A)—

  • matters relating to equal opportunities and upon the observance of equal opportunities within the Parliament
  • human rights, including Convention rights (within the meaning of section 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998) and other human rights contained in any international convention, treaty or other international instrument ratified by the United Kingdom
  • matters relating to civil justice within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans