This website is no longer being updated. Please go to GOV.SCOT

Double Jeopardy: Consultation Paper

DescriptionThis consultation - on possible reforms to the rule against double jeopardy in Scottish criminal cases - follows on from the Scottish Law Commission's Report on Double Jeopardy, published in December 2009. A particular focus for the consultation is in relation to the question of whether there should be an exception to the rule aganist double jeopardy in cases where important new evidence has emerged following the original trial.
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2010
Website Publication DateMarch 22, 2010