We aim to identify gaps in law and the provision of legal service, and in public and professional understanding of legal rights, which lead to inequality and prevent people from accessing justice in Scotland.
JustRight projects are targeted legal solutions, designed to address these gaps, by working strategically and collaboratively with partner organisations at a local, national and international level to ensure effective social, economic and structural change.
The JustRight team works in the areas of migrant, refugee, women and children’s rights, through the following projects:
JustRight for Refugee Children
JustRight for Refugee Children aims to better refugee and migrant children’s access to protection and rights in all spheres of their lives. We will use our expertise to provide a child-centred legal service which will specifically focus on the areas where refugee and migrant children find it difficult to realise their rights, including in the immigration/asylum and child care system systems. We will also deliver specialist helplines and legal surgeries, as well as training and outreach, to better societal and professional understanding of refugee and migrant children’s rights. Read more about this project here.
JustRight for Refugee Women
JustRight for Refugee Women aims to improve access to justice for, and increase protection of, refugee and migrant women and girls in Scotland who have been affected by violence. We will provide specialist, early and targeted legal casework to individuals in the fields of asylum and immigration law and other relevant legal matters, provide advice to individuals and professionals through specialist advice lines and legal surgeries, and will share expertise at a national and international level. Read more about this project here.
Scottish Family Reunion Service
The Scottish Family Reunion Service (SFRS) is a joint collaboration between JustRight Scotland and the British Red Cross Society working together to provide an enhanced casework service for refugees who wish to bring their family members to Scotland. Read more about this project here.
EEA Street Homelessness Project
The EEA Street Homelessness Project is a social justice collaboration between JRS, the law service at Shelter Scotland and Streetwork in Edinburgh. We provide free, confidential legal advice and information 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 potential exploitation. Read more about this project here.
Asylum Support Legal Service
The Asylum Support Legal Service is a social justice collaboration with British Red Cross which aims to use the law to tackle homelessness and destitution for those seeking international protection in Scotland. We will engage in strategic legal casework and work to gather data on the impact of reforms to the asylum support system. The project will link into a similar service being delivered in London by Deighton Pierce Glynn and Praxis, allowing us to engage in cross-border analysis, ensuring maximum impact, learning and evaluation.
JustRight for All
JustRight for All aims to empower individuals and organisations to promote and protect human rights, by making human rights information, ideas and debates accessible to all. We will offer an innovative and collaborative programme of public legal education, professional training and events, and harness technology to engage people in meaningful exchanges about equality, and inspire positive changes to achieve social justice. Read more about this project here.
The JustRight Scotland team have always believed in the value of skilling up the next generation of human rights lawyers and leaders. We will continue our commitment to this work through JustRight Interns, which will train and provide front line experience to aspiring social justice heroes, supporting the future advice sector in Scotland.
Watch this space for further details of JustRight Interns, coming soon!