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.@jordandaly_, co-founder of @tiecampaign, speaking about their successful campaign to fight homophobia & bigotry in Scotland’s schools. #RebLawSco
.@jordandaly_: ‘I met @_liamstevenson during #indyref. I won’t tell you what side we were on, but it was all about social justice & a better Scotland....’ 😉 #RebLawSco
.@jordandaly_: "We were bitten by an activist bug & had the confidence that we could change things." That's where @TieCampaign came from, & they started organising in schools for change. #RebLawSco
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.@sharoncowan22 + @ChloeJSKennedy presenting on @ScottishFemJP’s work to engage people with issues of sexual violence, discrimination, inequity. #RebLawSco
.@ScottishFemJP has been using art - writing, photography, paintings - so people can think about justice & law through different mediums. (also publishing a book of rewritten legal judgments) #RebLawSco
.@ChloeJSKennedy describing ideas of sexual violence trials, where the complainer's behaviour is on trial: 'If they are too angry it’s a problem, not angry enough it's a problem, too sad it's a problem'. #RebLawSco
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.@SarahJustRight from @justrightscot explaining recent rape civil damage cases by women who feel ‘completely let down by the criminal justice system’. #RebLawSco
Example of strenuous, insulting cross examination of sexual violence complainer. Process in this case was later criticised by Lord Carloway. #RebLawSco
.@SarahJustRight: Women taking civil cases are looking for someone, & especially in the judicial profession, to believe them. That is far more important than any damage awards. #RebLawSco
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.@SandyBrindley1 begins @RebLawSco session on justice for victims of sexual crimes, an area of criminal law with a notoriously low conviction rate. #RebLawSco
.@SandyBrindley1: Rape complainers particular vulnerable to cross examination process. Nature of formal, intimidating setting in front of strangers & discussing such intimate issues is always going to be violating. #RebLawSco
.@SandyBrindley1 raising issue that complainers are not directly represented in criminal cases (the prosecutor is the Crown who represent the State), & need for legal change to improve legal advice support when raising complaints. #RebLawSco
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.@Ryan_McCuaig speaks about his upbringing in Easterhouse. ‘Law was something that happens to people like me and not something we can have agency over.’ #RebLawSco
.@Ryan_McCuaig listing the barrier to entry into the legal profession. Grade requirements, textbook costs, 2-tier costly networking cultures, Diploma costs. Government & law schools need to act. #RebLawSco
.@Ryan_McCuaig: ‘Current route to the legal profession has been set up with 1 type of person in mind: those financially privileged enough to rely upon their family. We need to accept that & change it.’ #RebLawSco
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Angus McIntosh of Castlemilk Law & Money Advice Centre explains role of law centres in combatting the impacts of poverty & deprivation. #RebLawSco
McIntosh: We’ve seen a large increase in food bank usage since the onset of austerity & cuts from 2010. A single food bank he monitors provided 90,000 meals in his part of Glasgow last year. 70% of cases linked to issues with social security system. #RebLawSco
McIntosh: Need to look at Universal Basic Income model at policy that can confront issue of precarious living, & establish real social security again. #RebLawSco
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Joe Bryce, Advocate: ‘The reason social welfare law is appealing is because almost everything else in the law is incredibly boring.’ #RebLawSco
Bryce: ‘I never wanted to spend 4 years helping one pharmaceutical company take over another pharmaceutical company.’ #RebLawSco
Bryce: I’ve been brought in pro bono to work on an eviction case where the landlord has a quality private solicitor firm to represent them, but the evicted tenant only had an unqualified student. An issue of unequal means in the justice system. #RebLawSco
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Made it to @RebLawSco in time to hear @karahartley! ‘Why are some people afraid of listening to young people? Is it because we’re afraid of hearing some home truths?’ #RebLawSco
Call for the Scottish Government to give UK migrant policy ‘the two fingers’ & try to legally prevent families being split up where there is a duty to intervene. #RebLawSco
.@karahartley: Incorporation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Scots Law is an opportunity to improve the rights of young people. #RebLawSco
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