Two Scottish appeals involving the rights of siblings in the Children’s Hearings System went before the UK Supreme Court in November 2019.

The cases concern the opportunities siblings have to be involved in the decision-making by Children’s Hearings about their brothers or sisters, and whether these are compatible with the right to family life protected by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

Read more on the Supreme Court website:

ABC (AP) (Appellant) v Principal Reporter and another (Respondents) (Scotland)

In the matter of XY (AP) (Appellant) (Scotland)

The two Court of Session judgments being appealed are:

ABC against Principal Reporter and others [2018] CSIH 72 (Clan Childlaw is representing ABC – see press releases on this case here and SCRA ‘s statement following the Court of Session judgment last November)

XY against a decision of the sheriff on 22 June 2018 [2019] CSIH 19

For more details, go to: Press Release – Sibling Rights Cases in relation to Children’s Hearings to be heard in the Supreme Court on 13th and 14th November 2019