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Chamber and committees

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Meeting Minutes

21st Meeting, 2023

  • Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T1.60-CR4 The Clerk Maxwell Room
  • Meeting opened at: 09:45
  • Meeting closed at: 12:16
  • Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 02:26pm

Committee Members Attendees

1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take item 3 in private.

2 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill:

The Committee took evidence on the Bill at Reconsideration Stage from—

Nicola Killean and Gina Wilson, Head of Strategy, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland;

Juliet Harris, Director, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights);

Jan Savage, Executive Director, Scottish Human Rights Commission;

Fiona Menzies, Policy Manager, Law Society of Scotland;

and then from—

Councillor Tony Buchanan, Children and Young People Board Spokesperson, COSLA;

Derek Frew, Temporary Chief Superintendent, Head of Partnerships, Prevention and Community Wellbeing, Police Scotland;

Dr Andrew Tickell, Senior Lecturer in Law, Glasgow Caledonian University.

3 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard under agenda item 2.

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