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Motion ref. S6M-02306

Justice and the 16 Days of Action

Submitted by: Keith Brown, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Ash Regan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Motions as amended

That the Parliament welcomes the opportunity to highlight the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence and to reaffirm a strong commitment and programme of action to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls; recognises the opportunity as Scotland emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic to transform its justice services, ensuring effective, efficient and resilient services that meet the needs of people and reflect the role for justice in a modern society; welcomes the Scottish Government's commitment to setting in place the right legislative environment to support, enable and protect women and girls, including the introduction of world-leading human rights legislation furthering Scotland's international obligations; welcomes the planned establishment of a Governance Group comprising key stakeholders to progress the detailed consideration of the recommendations in the Lord Justice Clerk's Review Group report, Improving the management of sexual offence cases, including the potential introduction of specialist courts, and to identify and prioritise recommendations that can be taken forward without legislative change; recognises and reflects on the advancements made and key achievements to date, including the delivery of a pilot to pre-record rape complainers' statements; notes the progress of the Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland Working Group, chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy; acknowledges a new work stream to take a strategic approach to women in justice in the system to address the unique needs of women not currently being met, either as offenders or victims; commends the work of frontline criminal justice advocacy support services, which have worked tirelessly to redesign services and ensure that women and children can still access support throughout the pandemic, and encourages continued collaboration to ensure that the interests of victims of gender-based violence and those who rely on the justice system remain at the heart of necessary reforms, and to deliver a modern justice system fit for the future; recognises that women are overwhelmingly the victims of the most horrific crimes committed in Scotland, and believes that more victims of crimes such as sexual assault and domestic abuse should receive notification about the release date of the criminal in their case should they wish.


Vote

Result 51 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 17 no vote Vote Defeated


Original motion text

That the Parliament welcomes the opportunity to highlight the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence and to reaffirm a strong commitment and programme of action to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls; recognises the opportunity as Scotland emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic to transform its justice services, ensuring effective, efficient and resilient services that meet the needs of people and reflect the role for justice in a modern society; welcomes the Scottish Government's commitment to setting in place the right legislative environment to support, enable and protect women and girls, including the introduction of world-leading human rights legislation furthering Scotland's international obligations; welcomes the planned establishment of a Governance Group comprising key stakeholders to progress the detailed consideration of the recommendations in the Lord Justice Clerk’s Review Group report, Improving the management of sexual offence cases, including the potential introduction of specialist courts, and to identify and prioritise recommendations that can be taken forward without legislative change; recognises and reflects on the advancements made and key achievements to date, including the delivery of a pilot to pre-record rape complainers’ statements; notes the progress of the Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland Working Group, chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy; acknowledges a new work stream to take a strategic approach to women in justice in the system to address the unique needs of women not currently being met, either as offenders or victims; commends the work of frontline criminal justice advocacy support services, which have worked tirelessly to redesign services and ensure that women and children can still access support throughout the pandemic, and encourages continued collaboration to ensure that the interests of victims of gender-based violence and those who rely on the justice system remain at the heart of necessary reforms, and to deliver a modern justice system fit for the future.


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-02306.2

Justice and the 16 Days of Action - Amendment

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Katy Clark, Rhoda Grant, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Result 51 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 17 no vote Vote Defeated


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-02306.1

Justice and the 16 Days of Action - Amendment

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Motion ref. S6M-02306.3

Justice and the 16 Days of Action - Amendment

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, November 30, 2021