‘Do the right thing’: Family of Sheku Bayoh to lodge perjury complaint as they repeat demand for a public inquiry
“We know racism played a big part in our brother’s death and has played a role in denying us justice,” said the sister of Bayoh, on the 4th anniversary of his death in police custody
Justice for All: New law conference to highlight the need for Scottish legal reform
The Justice For All conference will feature prominent legal figures such as Aamer Anwar and Jonathan Mitchell
- New student-run conference will examine the relationship between law and the common good
- Conference organiser Michael Gray argues that Scotland’s legal community should play a renewed part in public debate
- Speakers will include a diverse range of legal authorities, activists and advocates
Analysis: The Catalan trials are political, regardless of what the Spanish Government says
To deny the political dimension of the Spanish judiciary and its crusade against Catalonia’s political prisoners is to deny reality
EVERYTHING is political. Whether openly acknowledged or not, much of the world has gradually come to accept this argument, once the reserve of radicals and liberationists only. The personal and the philosophical, the artistic and the economic; war and peace, identity and nationhood…Law and justice.
'It’s time the voice of the voiceless are heard': Family of Katie Allan demand justice in meeting with justice secretary
Following the death of two young people in custody, their families call for measures to tackle suicides from the Scottish Government
SCOTLAND has failed the test of a civilised society following the death of two young people in custody by suicide, according to lawyer and human rights advocate Aamer Anwar.
‘Total betrayal’: No charges for police over death of Sheku Bayoh
Family of Bayoh demand public inquiry following decision by Lord Advocate
THE FAMILY of Sheku Bayoh, whose death in custody three years ago has been attributed by some to the actions of police including dangerous physical restraint, has declared they feel “nothing but total betrayal” following the Lord Advocate’s decision not to prosecute the nine officers involved.
Fury as leaked correspondence of Spanish judges refers to pro-independence Catalans as ‘rapists’ and ‘Nazis’
MEPs argue that correspondence within the Spanish judiciary violates the EU Charter of Human Rights and “undermines the principle of the Rule of Law”
LEAKED messages from the corporate email accounts of several Spanish judges which refer to members of the Catalan independence movement as "rapists, sons of bitches, vermin, germs and Nazis" have unleashed a firestorm of controversy, following their publication by two newspapers.
Delegation of UK MPs meet with Catalan political prisoners
“We never imagined that something like this could happen in the European Union,” said SNP MP Gavin Newlands
A DELEGATION of MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Catalonia today [18 September] met with the seven Catalan political prisoners being held at Lledoners prison, awaiting trial for their involvement in the outlawed Catalan independence referendum of 2017.
Aamer Anwar speech to Catalonia's Diada in full: 'Independence is your cause and you do not walk alone'
Today, Aamer Anwar, the Scottish human rights advocate and lawyer for the exiled former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, addressed the enormous pro-independence rally held in Barcelona to mark Catalonia’s National Day and demand justice for Catalan political prisoners. Read his speech here.
MOLTES GRÀCIES. I bring you solidarity from Scotland and the deepest thanks of Professor Clara Ponsati.
On the 1 October the Spanish state used every tactic possible to bully, blackmail, harass, intimidate and attack.