The Scottish Government introduced the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill in December 2022. The Bill proposed a range of reforms for children and justice – including a recasting of the anonymity provisions and reporting restrictions imposed in cases involving children accused of crime – and child witnesses and complainers. The key changes are set … Continue reading CCA’s written evidence on the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill
On Friday 27th of January 2023, we held a panel event at GCU on Complainer Anonymity: Reforming Scots law with support from the Clark Foundation for Legal Education. The event was de signed to be a panel-based session, which allowed for presentations from key stakeholders, with different perspectives to share, as well as allowing for … Continue reading Complainer Anonymity: Reforming Scots Law
In her column in The Herald newspaper, Catriona Stewart – a panelist at our recent Complainer Anonymity: Reforming Scots Law event – event reflects on the reform campaign and public understandings (and misunderstandings) about the current state of the law.
Accompanying our Complainer Anonymity: Reforming Scots Law event at GCU, Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe spoke to STV News about the need for reform in this area of law and why automatic complainer anonymity is important to victims and survivors of sexual violence. It was also also great to have @STVNews coverage of @Campaign4CA – you can watch … Continue reading CCA featured on STV News
The Campaign for Complainer Anonymity recently presented at the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) Conference. You can download an abbreviated copy of our presentation, with narration by Emma Smith, on the link below. Campaign for Complainer Anonymity
Dr Andrew Tickell recently presented to The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) on the work of the CCA and the right to anonymity in Scots law. You can watch the event here
CCA co-founder Dr Andrew Tickell has written for the Edinburgh Law Review about Scots law on complainer anonymity. If you want to learn more about the law, an open access version of the article is available here.
Dr Andrew Tickell spoke to Radio 4 Law in Action about the CCA and the need to reform the law in Scotland
Would it surprise you to learn that complainers in sexual offence cases have no automatic right to anonymity in Scotland? This Campaign begins with a simple statement of fact. The idea that complainers “automatically have a right to anonymity under UK law” is often referred to in Scotland – but it has no foundation in … Continue reading Campaign for Complainer Anonymity