Law and religion round-up – 29th August

COVID-19 in Scotland

On Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced that a public inquiry into its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic would be set up by the end of the year, to be led by a judge and established under the Inquiries Act 2005. it will:

  • investigate events causing public concern and establish the facts in relation to such issues;
  • determine the explanations for decisions taken and causes of anything which may not have gone as expected;
  • consider if and how different outcomes could have been achieved;
  • establish any lessons to be learned from what has happened; and
  • make any recommendations that the inquiry considers appropriate.

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