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Bruce Martin Ryan
Former chemist, then an educational publisher. Now a social informatics researcher. Interested in in trying to make the world work a little less awfully.
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Bruce Martin Ryan Dec 23
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Andy Catlin Dec 16
If you don't know why the Leith Walk Human Bollard Protest was needed today, take a look this photo. If you park in a bike lane, you force the cyclist into traffic. Let's have segregated bike lanes and make the roads better for everyone
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Bruce Martin Ryan Dec 15
What has Bruce been up to in the last six months?
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John Hein Dec 9
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
LA also says this rule has been tested in case law Final question is about threats and opportunities of withdrawing from European Ct of Human Rights. LA says he doens't know of plans to do this. Did questioner mean European Ct Justice
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Next question is about person who is getting married, wants to bring spouse here. But most folk don't earn enough to do this. What can be done? LA is aware of immigration rule, says anyone ageived by this rule needs to consult lawyer or immigration advisor
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
QUestionner refines question - it's about folk who have lawyers
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Next question I about mesh implants. QUestionner says only 2 QCs working on this, if I heard/understood correctly. WHat is LAs advice? LA can't give legal advice right now.
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
LA says his role is to make sure ScotGov obeys law in this COuntry - no responsibility outside. But plainly abuse of rights around world would concern anyone. (That's my paraphrase)
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Next question at is about holding government to account. Does this include holding it to account outside Scotland - e.g. Biafra, anti-Muslim actions
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
LA says it's important that anyone with the ability can get into any role, including law. I'd call that social mobility
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Chancellor offers example of slopping out, where slop ends up on others. Hence law has an effect on common decency LA asked to talk on Law Socety FOundation - tries to encourage less advantage people into legal profession
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Maybe answer is in education and culture change, says LA Other example is of school in Glasgow, org that trains 6th years to mentor 2nd and 3rd years about effects of violence. Value is in realising effects of violence (and alcohol)
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
SO exploring ways of preventing damage to both 'victims' and 'perpetrators' who get crimes records, sanctions etc. Point is both are damaging, if I understood correctly
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Now onto questions at Is there enough attention being given to prevention? 'Yes, we can always do more.' Says LA Gives 2 examples - first is about sex offences by/agains children - case number increasing (cont next tweet)
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
LA now concluding. It's easy to talk in abstract. Principles are important but they matter because of their practical effects. Hence domestic Abuse bill currently in ScotParliament Commitment to rule of law isn't about the rules, but about the good society
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Criminal Justice System is just one part of tackling (gender-based) violence. SG also aiming towards prevention , cos prosecution is **after** these events
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Review of services available for victims revealed need for more holistic support. SG has provided funding for this. None of this undermines commitment to fair trials, says LA.
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Bruce Martin Ryan Nov 29
Measures may include screens in court, giving evidence remotely. Victim support staff to support victims. But there is more to be done, says LA
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