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.
Fair trial in doubt as video link for crash trial witness deniedThe Courier“Their law does not allow that, although it's a Scottish trial under Scots law and would not impact on them.” The prospect of an interrogative letter, which would include defence and Crown questions for Mr Birula to answer at his home, was raised. […]
CommonSpace5 things from Common Weal's Book of Ideas to transform the Scottish food economyCommonSpaceUnder Scots law, Scottish citizens have the right to housing but not to food. However, the UK is a signatory to the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights which contains the right to accessible, affordable and appropriate food.and more »
Lockerbie: The Alternate TheoriesFRONTLINEThe outcome was similarly decried by the man credited with creating the unique legal framework of the trial — a non-jury trial under Scots Law held in the neutral country of Netherlands — Edinburgh University emeritus law professor Robert Black. He ...