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 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 which operate collaborative projects across the below themes of work. Our collaborations tackle complex casework with a view to addressing justice gaps through policy intervention or strategic litigation.
At JustRight Scotland we operate the Scottish Refugee and Migrant Centre which is comprised of our projects JustRight for Refugee Children, JustRight for Refugee Women, the Scottish Family Reunion Service, as well as encompassing our work on Migrant Destitution & Equalities.
Migrant communities in Scotland face various barriers to accessing justice when it comes to destitution and discrimination. Our Migrant Destitution Project and our StrEEt Aware Project tackle a range of complex matters where social security law, housing law, immigration law and European law coincide. We have identified this as a gap in legal service provision in Scotland and we are using our expertise and collaborations to address this.
Every member of our team are experienced and trained to work with women who have been affected by violence. We offer dedicated legal projects staffed by highly experienced female solicitors specifically for women. We are the legal partner in the Scottish Government funded Scottish Women’s Rights Centre, and we operate the project JustRight for Refugee Women.
At JustRight Scotland we have a strong reputation in the area of children’s rights. Our project JustRight for Refugee Children provides a specialist child-centred legal advice service to migrant children and young people up to the age of 25 years old, covering all areas which affect their lives.
Across every legal project we deliver, our staff have extensive expertise in working with trafficked and exploited adults and children. We provide comprehensive, survivor-centred legal advice, as well as specialist policy input at national and international levels.