It has been proposed that courts in Scotland should be open on Saturdays, primarily as a means of tackling alcohol-related crimes. Kenny MacAskill, chairing the Scottish Police Board, discussed the proposal at a recent consultation.
BBC NewsLockerbie families lose fight for appeal against bomber convictionBBC NewsFamilies argued they should have the right to carry forward the miscarriage of justice appeal for Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi, who died in 2012. But three judges at the appeal court in Edinburgh have ruled that this is not possible under Scots law. The ...and more »
stv.tvMelissa Reid Scots drugs mule could be transferred from Peru prisonstv.tvThe SPS gave their agreement in principle to a transfer last year and Reid has been awaiting approval from the Peruvian authorities, who need to consent to her serving the remainder of her sentence under Scots law. The repatriation of McCollum to ...Drug mule Melissa […]
The Moscow TimesWill There Be Justice for MH17? (Op-Ed)The Moscow TimesThere, in 2000 — in an unprecedented development in international law — special considerations were made for the seating of a Scottish court, enforcing Scots law, on the territory of the Netherlands for the purpose of trying two Libyans for 270 ...and more »