Publication - Consultation paper

The not proven verdict and related reforms: consultation

Published: 13 Dec 2021
From:
Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781802017793

This consultation seeks views on the three verdict system in Scottish criminal trials and if the not proven verdict were to be abolished, whether any accompanying reforms would be necessary to other aspects of the criminal justice system.

The not proven verdict and related reforms: consultation
Part 6: Equality and Human Rights, Other Impacts and Comments

Part 6: Equality and Human Rights, Other Impacts and Comments

Questions: Equality and human rights

Question 15: Considering the three needs of the public sector equality duty – to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations – can you describe how any of the reforms considered in this paper could have a particular impact on people with one or more of the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010 (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation)?

Question 16: Are there any other issues relating to equality which you wish to raise in relation to the reforms proposed in this paper?

Question 17: Do you feel that any of the reforms considered in this paper would have an impact on human rights?

Questions: Other impacts and comments

Question 18: Do you feel that any of the reforms considered in this paper would have impacts on island communities, local government or the environment?

Question 19: Do you have any other comments about the content of this paper?


Contact

Email: notprovenverdict@gov.scot