Archive for May, 2010

May 26 2010

Representing victims of trafficking in Scotland

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The Equal Opportunities Committee of the Scottish Parliament is carrying out an inquiry into migration and trafficking in Scotland. Giving evidence to its meeting of 18 May, the Ethnic Minorities Law Centre said “We are aware that it is extremely difficult for those that are trafficked to come forward to get legal advice regarding their position, given their vulnerability, fear and concerns for their own and, sometimes family member’s, safety … Continue Reading »

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May 26 2010

Forthcoming conference: Scottish Public Law Group

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The Scottish Public Law Group’s annual conference for 2010 will be held on Monday 7 June at the Playfair Library in Old College, Edinburgh University. The full programme is available here. This will be fully booked so get your place quick.

I’m speaking in the supposed graveyard slot after lunch on the problems of title and interest in public law challenges, something which has interested me since I argued it many years ago in Age Concern Scotland, 1987 SLT 179. The Civil Courts Review last year recommended reform of our ancient and restrictive rules: volume 2, Chapter 12, paragraphs 13 to 25. I have doubts whether its suggested solution really deals with the problems. Continue Reading »

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