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MSPs seek views on civil partnerships for different sex couples

08.11.2019

A proposal to make civil partnerships available to different sex couples is to be scrutinised by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

MSPs seek views on anti-Female Genital Mutilation plans

13.06.2019

The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee has started its detailed scrutiny of plans to enhance protections for women and girls who have suffered or who are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Major new initiative to get more women into politics announced

05.06.2019

Major new initiative to get more women into politics announced

MSPs to visit Skye to hear views on ‘anti-smacking’ Bill

07.03.2019

MSPs to visit Skye to hear views on ‘anti-smacking’ Bill

70th anniversary of Human Rights Day observed in the Scottish Parliament

10.12.2018

The Scottish Parliament is to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a special one-day conference on Monday 10 December.

MSPs seeking views on proposal to end the physical punishment of children

02.11.2018

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is launching a call for views on proposed changes that would remove the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ from Scots law.

Prisoner voting backed by a majority of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee

14.05.2018

Prisoners serving custodial sentences should be given the right to vote according to Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Holyrood Committee to consider age of criminal responsibility

27.04.2018

The age a young person can be held responsible for their actions in the eyes of the law is to be examined by Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Historic Pardons Bill unanimously backed

26.03.2018

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee has unanimously backed the general principles of the Bill.

Holyrood scrutiny of Human Rights under the spotlight

21.01.2018

How the Scottish Parliament ensures Human Rights are respected in Scotland is to be the subject of a new committee inquiry.

‘Mainstream Human Rights in future budgets’ urges Equalities and Human Rights Committee

10.12.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee has published its findings into the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget.

Gypsy/Travellers celebrated for World Human Rights Day

07.12.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is marking Human Rights Day 2017 by focussing on Gypsy/Traveller communities in Scotland.

Equalities Committee seeks views on Historic Pardons Bill

24.11.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is looking to hear views from the general public as the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) Bill starts its journey through the Scottish Parliament.

Gender targets backed by Equalities Committee

20.11.2017

A majority of members on Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee have backed the general principles of the Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill, as it reports on its findings from Stage 1 scrutiny.

MSPs question budget’s support for equality

18.09.2017

Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee are seeking views about how the Scottish Government’s budget supports equalities and human rights.

‘It’s not cool to be cruel’ – MSPs bid to tackle ‘too prevalent’ bullying

06.07.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is setting out a series of measures it wants the Scottish Government to adopt to tackle prejudice-based bullying in Scottish schools.

MSPs seek views on board equality

23.06.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is seeking views on the gender split on public boards. They are looking for opinions ahead of their scrutiny of The Scottish Government’s Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill.

MSPs call for new anti-destitution strategy

22.05.2017

“Destitution is built into the UK asylum process”. This is the stark message of a report issued today by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

MSPs investigate destitution amongst asylum seekers

25.01.2017

Ways in which Scottish public services can help asylum seekers facing destitution is to be investigated by MSPs on Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Universities must do more for disabled and BSL user students, finds parliamentary committee

23.01.2017

Scotland’s universities, which receive over £1 billion in funding from the Scottish Government each year, must do more to meet their statutory obligations towards disabled people and British Sign Language (BSL) users

Primary pupils give evidence to Equalities and Human Rights Committee

08.12.2016

The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee has taken evidence from some of the Parliament’s youngest ever witnesses ahead of the UN’s Human Rights Day, which is on Saturday 10 December.

Wishaw pupils visited by Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee

28.11.2016

Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC) have been meeting with Thornlie Primary School pupils ahead of UN Human Rights Day, which will take place on Saturday 10 December.

University admissions under the Holyrood spotlight

17.10.2016

The experiences of disabled people applying to universities in Scotland are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC).

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