We work with our partners to challenge migrant destitution - providing legal advice in partnership with frontline homelessness charities and advocating for policy change, alongside our JustCitizens project and coalition partners.
We provide free, confidential legal surgeries to EEA nationals who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping, on their legal rights in relation to their immigration position, destitution and homelessness, and protection from exploitation.
Listen to our podcast below or read this Big Issue article (Sept 2018).
We are founding members of the Roof Coalition (formerly the Stop Lock Change Evictions Coalition) which is a campaign led by social justice lawyers, migrant advocacy and frontline homelessness charities and grassroots activists who are seeking to secure safe, dignified housing for asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.
We provide strategic legal input to the campaign, as well as direct legal advice and representation on strategic issues, focusing most recently on the impact of Covid-19 on conditions of asylum accommodation.
Read an evaluation of the coalition’s work or follow us @roofcoalition.
We are funded by:
Policy Consultation Responses
New Plan for Immigration 2021 – JustCitizens Response (PDF)
New Plan for Immigration 2021 – JustRight Scotland Response (PDF)
Briefing for Third Sector Organisations in Scotland Responding to the UK Govt’s New Plan for Immigration Consultation (PDF)
Impact of Covid-19 on Individuals with No Recourse to Public Funds (PDF)
Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill (PDF)
Blog & News Articles
Access to Healthcare for People with No Recourse to Public Funds
"Hello, can I please see your photo ID and proof of address, please?" This question was posed to participants upon arriving at the workshop ‘Access to Health and Social Care for people with No Recourse...
COVID-19 Policy and Migrants in Scotland
It seems like both forever – and simultaneously no time at all – since Scotland went into lockdown. And though we may now be talking about taking the first tentative steps towards lifting restrictions, the...
Destitution and Seeking Protection
In May 2017, the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC) published a report on the findings of its recent inquiry on destitution and homelessness of asylum seekers and people...
Migrants Deserve Less Rhetoric and More Action
Over the last week we have seen many from across our Parliaments take a knee and tweet messages of their commitment to tackling racism, with the backdrop of disproportionate Covid-19 deaths across the...
New Plan for Immigration Consultation: A Briefing for Scottish Civil Society Organisations
On 24 March 2021, the UK Government published its New Plan for Immigration, which sets out various proposals for changes to nationality, immigration and asylum law. The consultation invites members of...
New Plan for Immigration Consultation: Our Response
On 24 March 2021, the UK Government published its New Plan for Immigration, which sets out various proposals for changes to nationality, immigration and asylum law. JustRight Scotland and our JustCitizens...
Now is the time to show the Home Office the door
PRESS RELEASE After Thursday's events in Glasgow, where the community successfully intervened to protect two migrants, JustRight Scotland has written to the First Minister and Justice Minister calling...
Stamping Out NRPF in Scotland
By Talat Yaqoob The news stories of the increasingly dangerous and dehumanising policies being considered by the Home Office have continued to dominate another week in the press. We know that these...