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Scottish Government publish significant reforms to Bail and Release influenced by NPM consultation submission

Cover page of the NPM Scotland Subgroup's submission to the Bill Consultation February 2022.

The Scottish Government have published The Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill which will refocus the way remand is used, with an emphasis on remand being reserved for those who pose a risk to public safety. The NPM Scotland Subgroup responded to the Scottish Government consultation in February and engaged closely with the government to ensure human rights principles and OPCAT were front and centre with the drafting of the Bill.

You can read our consultation response read our consultation response and read more of the Scottish Government Bill (opens in a new tab).