Policy engagement

Our criminal law team often engage with policy matters, regularly providing evidence to the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament or other relevant bodies:


  • Invited participant in Law Commission Rountable on Autonomous Vehicles, 23 Jan 2019 (Micheál Ó Floinn)
  • Speaker at Hate Crimes Forum: Hate Crimes Legislation Globally - Objectives, Benefits and Experiences (organised by the Special Envoy for Women and Children and the National AIDS Commission), Belize, 7 Mar 2019 (James Chalmers)




  • Presentation on assisted dying and the law, End of Life Care Choices event, Scottish Parliament, 5 October 2016 (the event was a precursor to the establishment of the Cross Party Group on End of Life Choices) (James Chalmers)



  • In 2014, researchers from the School of Law coordinated a project examining what additional safeguards and changes to law and practice might be necessary in the light of the abolition of the corroboration requirement in Scots law. That resulted in the publication of a lengthy report: J Chalmers, F Leverick and A Shaw (eds), Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review: Report of the Academic Expert Group (2014), 277pp + xxi. Further details are available here.