The Christian Institute and others, petitioners

Judicial review – Act of Scottish Parliament. Court of Session: Refusing a judicial review petition challenging the lawfulness of provisions in an Act of the Scottish Parliament establishing the framework for a scheme creating a new public service for children and young persons in Scotland, the court held that Pt 4 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 did not contravene rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, EU law on data protection or fundamental common law rights; it was unnecessary to make a reference to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling; the subject matter of the legislation was within the devolved competence of the Scottish Parliament; and the first to fourth petitioners did not have standing to bring the proceedings.

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