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Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011 comes into force

2011 November 28
by Mary Munro

Double Jeopardy Act 2011Update

“Suspected murderer Angus Sinclair could be retried as double jeopardy rule scrapped” Daily Record
“Prosecutors set to review ‘double jeopardy’ cases” Scotsman
“Suspects face second trial as ‘double jeopardy’ ends today after 800 years” Scotsman
“Double jeopardy rule change hailed as ‘victory for victims'” STV
“Double jeopardy reforms pave way for suspect retrials” BBC
“Legal challenge”

Following posted on 23.3.11

“Double jeopardy bill backed by MSPs” Scotsman
“Holyrood’s last judgment …” Lalland’s Peat Worrier
“Double Jeopardy Bill passed” Law Society Journal Online
“Repeat trials now a reality” The Firm Magazine

Following posted on 7.3.11

“A thole in jeopardy…” Lalland’s Peat Worrier

Following posted on 3.3.11

“Progress on double jeopardy bill” Scotsman
“Double Jeopardy Bill clears stage 2” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 7.2.11

“Double Jeopardy Bill passes stage 1” Law Society Journal Online
“The World’s End (again)…” Lallands Peat Worrier

Following posted on 27.12.10

“Killer ‘extremely unlikely’ to face World’s End retrial” Scotsman

“MacAskill defends double jeopardy reforms” Herald

Following posted on 16.12.10

“The Holyrood assizes …”

“Judges’ warning on retrials” Scottish Sun
“Judges come out against retrospective double jeopardy” Law Society Journal Online

“Royal wedding rings alarm bells for double jeopardy reform vote” Herald

Following posted on 9.12.10

“Society gives evidence on ‘double jeopardy’ bill” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 17.11.10

“Prosecutors draw up list of crimes to re–open if ‘double jeopardy’ law is scrapped” STV
“Old cases earmarked to reopen if double jeopardy rule axed” Press and Journal

Following posted on 11.10.10

“Double Jeopardy Bill introduced” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 9.9.10

“Double jeoprady bill: second chance to get justice” Scotsman

Following posted on 20.8.10

“Double jeopardy on trial” Scottish Sun

Following posted on 16.8.10

“Top lawyers tipped to prosecute retrials once double jeopardy law is abandoned” Daily Record

“Ministers to scrap double jeopardy law by next year” Herald
“Crime victims may get second chance to see justice done” Press and Journal
“Time to ditch double jeopardy rule in the fight for justice” Scotsman
“Ancient double jeopardy law to be scrapped” Scotsman
“Scottish Government axe double jeopardy law” Express
“Double jeopardy to be scrapped” STV
“Double jeopardy law will be scrapped in Scotland” BBC

Following posted on 25.3.10

“Two trials boost from MSPs” Scottish Sun

“Talks on double jeopardy law shake–up” Herald
“Double jeopardy law set for shake–up” STV
“Scottish double jeopardy reforms published” BBC
“MacAskill plans reform of double jeopardy law that prevents retrials” Press and Journal

Press releases

“Double Jeopardy reforms” Scot.Gov. (November 2011)
“Double jeopardy reform approved” Scot.Gov. (March 2011)
“Committee supports Double Jeopardy Bill” Scottish Parliament (January 2011)
“Double jeopardy reforms” Scot.Gov. (October 2010)
“Reform of double jeopardy laws” Scot.Gov. (March 2010)

See also

Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011
Scottish Parliament Official Report 22.3.11: Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3
Scottish Parliament Official Report 3.2.11: Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 debate
Justice Committee: Stage 1 Report on the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill (January 2011)
Justice Committee 16.11.10: Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1
Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill – Justice Committee page
Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill page (introduced 7.10.10)
Scottish Government (March 2010) Double Jeopardy: Consultation Paper
Scottish Parliament Official Report 24.3.10: Debate on double jeopardy

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