Short Life Working Group on Facilitating Peaceful Assemblies in Scotland

  • Bryan, D. (Chair)
  • Michael Hamilton (Advisor)
  • Graham Boyack (Advisor)
  • Lorraine Gillies (Advisor)

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups


The Working Group was tasked with identifying challenges involved in the facilitation and regulation of processions, including those relating to the notification process, in Scotland. A human rights-based approach has been central to our work in seeking to identify processes capable of achieving an appropriate balance between the rights of organisers/participants and the rights of non-participants and communities impacted by these events. We were specifically asked to look at how the Northern Ireland Parades Commission works and whether there was any learning that could be extracted from this model and adapted for Scotland.
Period01 Feb 202230 Jun 2022
Work forScottish Government, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational