Just Citizens is a JustRight Scotland project, making the case for everyone living in Scotland to be able to access equal rights, regardless of their immigration status.
We believe everyone living in Scotland has the right to belong, including EU nationals, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from many other backgrounds, as well as native Scots.
We want to explore what a fairer, more just type of citizenship might look like in Scotland – one that means everyone feels like they belong.
We aim to amplify the voices of migrants themselves and help them advocate for the changes they want to see, though our Just Citizen’s panel. The Just Citizens project team looks to support their work by drawing on legal, policy, campaigning and communications expertise.
Legal citizenship is reserved to the UK Government. But lots of what makes migrants feel like they belong is within the power of the Scottish Government. The changes that we can make here in Scotland are the focus of our work.