Scottish Labour demands ‘human rights’ universities inquiry

Scottish Labour has demanded that a full public inquiry that takes place into the COVID-19 crisis examines whether allowing students to return to university during the pandemic was appropriate, writes David Bol for The Herald.

Last week, it was reported that 759 students are COVID-positive. The situation prompted the Scottish Human Rights Commission to warn that "questions as to whether it was appropriate to allow students, both Scottish and international, to take up places in student residences at this point in the pandemic, should be scrutinised by any future public inquiry".

Nicola Sturgeon has previously committed that a full inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic will take place “in the fullness of time”. Now Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has written to Nicola Sturgeon, having previously raised concerns about the welfare of students, calling on her to put this commitment on the record.
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