JustRight Scotland is a charity founded by human rights lawyers. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights by providing direct legal advice to people who would otherwise struggle to access justice.
We work in collaboration with others to achieve social justice, with the aim of reducing discrimination and disadvantage.
We operate four centres of legal excellence and JustRight for All, our legal policy, research and training hub.
Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre
Our Senior Associate Andy Sirel heads our Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre (SRMC), which draws on over 40 years’ of specialist experience within the JustRight Scotland team and is comprised of collaborative projects targeting Migrant Destitution & Equalities, Women’s Rights, Children’s Rights, Refugee Family Reunion, and Brexit & EU Citizens.
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre
Our Director Kirsty Thomson leads our legal project for The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC). The SWRC is an innovative collaborative project which brings together the expertise of JustRight Scotland with Rape Crisis Scotland and the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic. The SWRC works with women who have been affected by Gender Based Violence and improves their access to justice and experience of the legal processes they may require to come in contact with.
Scottish Anti-Trafficking & Exploitation Centre
Our Scottish Anti-Trafficking & Exploitation Centre provides legal advice and representation to child and adult survivors of trafficking and exploitation, as well as serving as a hub for outreach, policy, training and research. Led by our Director, Kirsty Thomson, the Centre uses our team’s expertise to contribute to the fight against trafficking and exploitation at both the national and international level.
Scottish Just Law Centre
Our Scottish Just Law Centre aims to reduce discrimination and disadvantage by helping people use the law as a tool for social change. Led by our Senior Legal Consultant, Gwyn King, the Centre aims to build and pilot a model that works for Scotland, focusing initially on the areas of disability justice and trans justice.
JustRight for All
JustRight for All is our legal policy, research and training hub within JustRight Scotland. Led by our Director Jen Ang, it takes the learning from our specialist legal centres and uses them to influence policy and contribute to research that improves outcomes for the people we work with. It also delivers training and workshops with the aim of promoting and protecting human rights by making human rights information, ideas and debates accessible to all. Read more about our work on Brexit & EU Citizens and our Just Citizens project to see JustRight for All in practice.