JustRight Scotland operates three centres for legal excellence: the Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre, the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre and the Anti-Trafficking & Exploitation Centre. We also host a think tank hub called JustRight for All.
Through these centres 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. We offer targeted legal solutions, designed to address these gaps, by working collaboratively with partner organisations at a local, national and international level to ensure effective social, economic and structural change.
Our experienced team of human rights lawyers are specialists in tackling complex casework with a view to addressing justice gaps through policy intervention or strategic litigation.
Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre
Our Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre (SRMC) is run by Andy Sirel, a co-founder and Senior Associate at JustRight Scotland. The centre draws on over 40 years’ of specialist experience within the JustRight Scotland team and is comprised of collaborative projects targeting 5 key areas of work:
- Migrant Destitution & Equalities
- Women’s Rights
- Children’s Rights
- Refugee Family Reunion
- Brexit & EU Citizens
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre
The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (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 (you can find out more about what Gender Based Violence is here on the SWRC site) and improves their access to justice and experience of the legal processes they may require to come in contact with. Our SWRC legal project is headed by our co-founder and Senior Associate, Sarah Crawford.
Anti-Trafficking & Exploitation
Our commitment to working with survivors of trafficking and exploitation is a common theme running through all of our work at JustRight Scotland. Each member of our team is experienced in working with adults and children who have been trafficked and/or exploited. Our Director, Kirsty Thomson, leads on this work and she harnesses her expertise to provide legal and policy input both nationally and internationally. Read more about our collaborations and work in this area here.
JustRight for All – Brexit & EU Citizens
JustRight for All is our think tank hub within JustRight Scotland. Led by our Director/Partner Jen Ang, it takes the learning from our specialist legal centres and uses them to influence policy and research. We have been working extensively in the area of Brexit & EU Citizens in order to influence policy as well as promote and protect EU citizens’ rights