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One week to go until new domestic abuse law comes into force

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf visited Glasgow East Women’s Aid this morning (25 March 2019) to hear how staff are preparing for the Domestic Abuse Act coming into force in seven days. The Act creates a new offence of domestic abuse which covers psychological harm as well as physical…

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Brexit contingency planning stepped up

Justice Secretary briefed on Police Scotland’s EU exit preparations. Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has been updated by senior Police Scotland officers today on how the service is getting ready to deal with the implications of an EU exit. The Cabinet Secretary visited the Brexit Coordination Centre at Bilston Glen, Midlothian, to hear about…

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Cabinet Secretary responds to Police Scotland announcement on Brexit contingency planning

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has responded to the announcement by Police Scotland of plans to put 360 officers on standby to deal with any incidents relating to the potential impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The Cabinet Secretary said: “Decisions around officer deployment, contingency planning and mutual aid are operational…

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The week in review

This week’s round up includes a newly launched consultation on defamation, the latest on a review of mental health support for young people in custody and work to stop young people from running away. Defamation consultation A new consultation on defamation – the damaging of an individual’s reputation through false communication – was launched on…

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