The report Overcoming Barriers to Public Interest Litigation in Scotland explores why there is a lack of strategic court action in Scotland and suggests recommendations to address this.

It suggests key barriers are: poor access to information about court cases; limitations to who can take a case to court; short time-limits for taking cases; inhibitive costs and financial risk; and a limited culture of using public interest litigation to bring change.

The report authors are Clan Childlaw, Human Rights Consortium Scotland, Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Shelter Scotland, JustRight Scotland and Rape Crisis Scotland.

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