MSP for Glasgow Kelvin welcomes fund to make court transcripts freely available to victims

SNP MSP Kaukab Stewart has welcomed the Scottish Government pilot scheme to improve access to justice which will see victims of rape and serious sexual assault able to access transcripts from their court cases for free. From 1st March 2024 to 1st March 2025, £100,000 of funding will enable complainers who have had their cases heard in [...]

2024-03-04T10:14:08+00:00March 4th, 2024|Justice|0 Comments

Glasgow Kelvin MSP welcomes Scottish Government fund to leave

Kaukab Stewart MSP has marked this year’s 16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence by raising awareness of the Scottish Government’s £500,000 Fund to Leave, saying it will provide crucial support to women in Glasgow to leave abusive relationships.   Glasgow has the highest number of homelessness presentation cases by women due to domestic violence [...]

2023-11-28T11:41:59+00:00November 28th, 2023|Housing, Justice|0 Comments

Sheku Bayoh Inquiry Resumes

Hearings to take evidence in the inquiry into the death in police custody of Sheku Bayoh, in May 2015, resumed in Edinburgh today. I couldn't attend this morning's vigil due to a longstanding constituency engagement, but I sent a message of solidarity to Sheku's courageous sister, Kadi Johnson, and other family members. 'Friends, I send [...]

2022-11-22T16:15:21+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Anti Racism, Human Rights, Justice, Mental Health|0 Comments

Women’s Health Minister meets staff at the Sandyford Clinic

I am pleased to report that the Women's Health Minister, Maree Todd, visited the Sandyford Clinic and Queen Elizabeth Hospital today to meet staff providing abortion healthcare. I welcome her statement as follows: 'Women must have the right to access abortion without fear or intimidation. And it goes without saying that the same goes for [...]

2022-05-26T15:52:05+00:00May 26th, 2022|Justice, Mental Health, News, sexual health|0 Comments

Sheku Bayoh – Public Inquiry Starts Taking Evidence

The independent public inquiry into the death in police custody of Sheku Bayoh started taking evidence this week. Sheku died at the age of 31 after being restrained by officers in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in 2015. This public inquiry was announced in 2019 by then Justice Cabinet Secretary, Humza Yousaf, after it was confirmed there would [...]

2022-05-10T15:00:01+00:00May 10th, 2022|Justice|0 Comments
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