Monthly Archives: May 2000

(196)  Lockerbie: petition to Strasbourg

On 12 September 2002 lawyers acting for Abdelbaset Megrahi, convicted in 2001 of the Lockerbie bombing, lodged with the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg petitions alleging various breaches of his human rights in his trial and imprisonment.

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(195)  Slopping out, judicial impartiality and ECHR

On 11 September 2002 the Second Division of the Court of Session ruled that the Extra Division which had pronounced in the case of Davidson v Scottish Ministers 2002 SLT 420 had not been apparently impartial as a result of … Continue reading

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(194)  Scots seen in South Africa as thrifty

From Sep 04 2002 Business Day 1st Edition: – THE South African Justice Department has taken issue with the opening remarks in Judge Willie Hartzenberg’s judgment in the Dave King case yesterday, which appear to be a generalisation about the spending … Continue reading

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(193)  Harris superquarry and planning delay

Plans for a superquarry on Roineabhal mountain at Lingerbay in the national scenic area of South Harris continue despite many legal difficulties and a decision by the Scottish Ministers in 2000 that planning permission would be refused (see No 89).  The … Continue reading

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(192)  Dirks, claymores, etc, and Highland dress

On 28 June 2002 Sheriff A M Bell at Edinburgh Sheriff Court granted interdict to a tenant retailer of Highland dress against its landlord who was held to have contravened a provision in their lease agreement that the landlord would … Continue reading

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(191)  Reform of the law of damages

On 8 August 2002 the Scottish Law Commission published its Report on Title to Sue for Non-Patrimonial Loss (Scot Law Com No 187).  The repoprt proposes the extension of the list of persons entitled to claim damages for their grief … Continue reading

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