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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 the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5224 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

Joe FitzPatrick

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Dundee City West (Constituency)

Maggie Chapman

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Karen Adam

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Pam Gosal

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Substitute Members

Craig Hoy

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Paul O'Kane

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Kaukab Stewart

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency)

Committee work

Current

Previous

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill Section 35 Order

Letter from The Rt Hon Alister Jack MP, Secretary of State for Scotland to the Convener of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee, 30 January 2023

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Commission Work Programme for 2023

Letter from the Convener of the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs Committee, 30 January 2023

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill Section 35 Order

Letter from the Convener of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee to the Rt Hon Alister Jack MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, 25 January 2023

Official Reports

Reports

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