Monthly Archives: July 1999

(134)  Human rights and Scots law

The decision in A v Scottish Ministers 2000 SC 1, holding the very first statute passed by the Scottish Parliament, the Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals)(Scotland) Act 1999, to have been within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament … Continue reading

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(133)  Microsoft v Front Page Design (trade marks)

In September 2001 a design company based in Glasgow succeeded in registering as its trade mark its name Front Page Design.  In doing so, the company overcame an opposition from Microsoft, which argued in the Trade Marks Registry that the … Continue reading

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(132)  Judicial appointments

The promotion of the Lord President, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, to the House of Lords was announced on 11 September 2001. He will succeed Lord Clyde. The identity of Lord Rodger’s successor as Lord President is not yet known

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(131)  War crimes: the Gecas case

On 4 September 2001 the Scottish Executive announced that Mr Antonas Gecas (85) of Edinburgh would not be extradited to Lithuania to face charges of having participated in the killing of over 30,000 civilians, mostly Jews, in Lithuania and Belarus … Continue reading

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(130)  Human rights and planning law

The decision of the Lord Ordinary in County Properties Ltd v The Scottish Ministers 2000 SLT 965 (below, No 89) was reversed by an Extra Division on 16 August 2001 (2001 GWD 26-1068). The court took into account the criticisms … Continue reading

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