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Draft Modern Slavery Bill, 06/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
The Lords Commons Joint Committee on Draft Modern Slavery Bill has been taking evidence on aims to simplify procedures for the prosecution of those involved in or convicted of slavery and human trafficking offences.

Tackling sectarianism, 28/02/14 [S]
A further £861,558 is to be invested in community projects to tackle sectarianism across Scotland. Community Safety Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, announced the funding as the Scottish Government published its response to the report of the independent Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism.

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 Debate, 27/02/14 [S]
During its meeting of 27 February 2014 the Scottish Parliament debated the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. The debate was opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill.

Neglected needs: girls in the criminal justice system, 27/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This Briefing from Penal Reform International and Inter-Agency Panel on Juvenile Justice examines the specific challenges faced by girls in contact with the criminal justice system and makes recommendations for strengthening the protection of their rights.

Stonewall Scotland Motion, 25/02/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 25 February 2014 by Mary Fee (Lab) on Stonewall Scotland, Your Services Your Say: LGB&T People’s Experiences of Public Services in Scotland.

Female genital mutilation – written evidence, 25/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has published all the written evidence received as part of its inquiry into female genital mutilation.

United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre National Referral Mechanism Statistics 2013, 18/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
The National Crime Agency has published details of potential victims of human trafficking in the UK in 2013.

Female Genital Mutilation Debate, 05/02/14 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 5 February 2014 on female genital mutilation. The debate was opened by Jenny Marra (Lab).

Rearing young detectives, 30/01/14 [S]
Children will be taught about the impact of wildlife crime and how they can help combat the problem through a new online wildlife crime detectives’ education pack.

Young Offenders Oral Question, 22/01/14 [S]
During Question Time on 22 January 2014 Anne McTaggart (Lab) asked the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve the rehabilitation of young offenders in their communities after short custodial sentences.