Scottish Elections 2021: Human & Digital Rights Hustings

Tuesday 20 April 2021 7pm

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Covid-19, Brexit, and the rollout of new technologies present new challenges to our fundamental rights, both on and offline. Voters in Scotland will soon go to the polls to have their say on these issues and many more. But what do the parties have to say about them?

Join us for a live-streamed candidate hustings, jointly organised by Amnesty Scotland and Open Rights Group Scotland, focused on questioning political parties’ policies on a variety of Human and Digital Rights issues.

Find out where your candidates and parties stand on important issues like the role of the Human Rights Act in Scotland’s pandemic recovery and the use of digital surveillance technologies by Police Scotland.

Got a question for the candidates?

Use this form to submit a question about human and digital rights in advance.


SNP – Shirley-Anne Somerville

Scottish Conservatives – Jeremy Balfour (Lothian regional list candidate)

Scottish Greens – Kim Long (Glasgow regional list candidate)

Scottish Lib Dems – Fraser Graham (Edinburgh Pentlands candidate)

Scottish Labour – James Kelly (Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Halfway and Blantyre candidate)


Debora Kayembe – Rector, University of Edinburgh

Dr. Angela Daly – Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde Law School & Advisory Council member of ORG Scotland

Watch the recording on our Youtube channel.