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Scotland’s Land Rights & Responsibilities Statement – not a legal document?

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The following article was originally published on Frankie McCarthy’s blog under the same title: I’ve been mulling over the proposed Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement with a view to responding to the current Scottish Government consultation (responses due by Friday 10th March). I tend to respond to consultations with my legal academic hat on, meaning… Continue reading

Should Scottish children have the right to withdraw from religious worship at school?

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Should Scottish children have the right to withdraw from religious worship at school? At the end of last week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child answered this question with an unequivocal yes. The background to the Committee’s comments lies in our law on ‘religious observance’. All state- funded schools in Scotland,… Continue reading