867 criminal cases not able to proceed because of Cadder

February 9, 2011

As reported by the Journal Online on Wednesday 9 February 2011, a total of 867 prosecutions have not be able to proceed as a direct result of the Cadder v HMA ruling last year, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has announced.

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Cadder Goes Forth | Emergency Amendments to Scots Criminal Law

October 27, 2010

The Law Society’s response appears to be a welcome pragmatic and practical one. The principle of proportionality is rooted in the human rights legislation within the ECHR and, thus, in the Human Rights Act 1998. Yes, we have to change, but let’s not go overboard.

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