Monthly Archives: July 2002

(354)  SKYE BRIDGE TOLLS

As the Skye and Kyle Against the Tolls group prepared to renew its campaign of non-payment of the Skye Bridge tolls, in protest at the failure of the Scottish Executive to implement the part of the Partnership Agreement pledging to … Continue reading

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(353)  SLOPPY GOVERNMENT IN THE PRISONS?

? On 26 April 2004 Lord Bonomy in the Court of Session held that the practice of prisoners ‘slopping out’ in Scottish prisons violated Articles 3 (cruel and unusual punishment) and 8 (privacy) of the ECHR.  His opinion was highly … Continue reading

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(352)  GRAVE CRIME AT MACKENZIE’S MAUSOLEUM

The two youths found guilty of violating the sepulchre containing the mortal remains of inter alia Sir George Mackenzie (see No 337) were sentenced to three and two years’ probation respectively on 23 April 2004.  In addition the older youth, … Continue reading

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(351)  MIS-PLACED RELIANCE?

? The 17-year old convicted killer James McCormick, whose mistaken release from custody by the private company Reliance just after it had taken over from the police prisoner court escort duties created a major political row for the Justice Minister … Continue reading

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(350)  APRIL IS THE CRUELLEST MONTH …  

APRIL IS THE CRUELLEST MONTH …   After a quiet start, Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has been much in the news of late.  Criticised for undermining devolution itself by allowing the Scottish Civil Partnership legislation to be carried through at … Continue reading

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(349)  SEND FOR A SCOTS LAWYER AGAIN

The Scottish judge Lord Bonomy has been appointed to replace Judge Richard May at the trial before the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague of the former Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic.  Ill-health forced Judge May to stand down two years … Continue reading

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