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.
Our core values shape how we do what we do:
We bring specialist legal knowledge and a deep understanding of the subject, drawn from frontline and lived experience, to our work.
We welcome diverse perspectives, and frontline and lived experience informs how we design, deliver and communicate about what we do.
We think and act strategically, pioneering new ways of using the law to promote social justice, for individuals and society.
We are trusted partners, and make principled decisions about who we work with, how we work, why we do this work, and the impact we want to make.
How We Work
We build models of collaborative social justice. This means lawyers working with legal and non-legal partners to pool skills, expertise and resources, with the shared aim of increasing access to justice and reducing inequality.
We focus on strategic legal interventions. This might include:
- providing targeted legal advice and representation to individuals
- producing legal information for individuals and legal advice for organisations
- taking or supporting strategic litigation
- contributing to research
- delivering specialist legal training and public outreach events
- making strategic policy interventions
- supporting strategic communications campaigns
We currently deliver projects in partnership with 33 third sector and statutory partners in Scotland, UK, Europe and internationally. Our partners include Amnesty International, Aberlour Child Care Trust, COSLA, Kids in Need of Defence (KIND UK), Rape Crisis Scotland, the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic, Shelter Scotland, the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance, the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group and the Scottish Refugee Council.
Our Strategic Aims
Our five strategic aims for 2020 to 2023 are:
Read more about our strategic aims and how we aim to achieve them in our Strategic Plan 2020 to 2023 here.