Promoting Just Responses to the Causes and Consequences of Crime

The Howard League Scotland is the country's leading independent penal reform organisation. We campaign for the Scottish penal system to be just, progressive and humane and that prison becomes a measure of last resort.


UN Committee Against Torture - Key Concerns 11th March 2019

The UN Committee Against Torture will shortly conduct a review of UK progress in implementation of the Convention against Torture and...

Consultations & Policies

Transforming Parole in Scotland Consultation

HLS Transforming Parole Consultation Response

Submitted on 27 March 2019


Community Payback

HLS welcomed the introduction of the Community Payback Order (CPO) in February 2011. We believe the CPO must be structured and resourced...

Events & Lectures

We are currently working on our programme of events for 2019.