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PE01436: Abolition of the requirement for corroboration

Justice

Petitioner: Colette Barrie

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 22 June 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to pass new Criminal Justice System legislation which allows for the retrospective abolition of the corroboration requirement thus ensuring full access to justice for victims of crime.

Petition History:

Summary:

4 September 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Justice Committee, under Rule 15.6.2, for further consideration of the issues raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 4 September 2012 (317KB pdf)

25 September 2012: The Justice Committee considered PE1436 by Colette Barrie on passing new Criminal Justice System legislation which allows for the retrospective abolition of the corroboration requirement thus ensuring full access to justice for victims of crime: to keep the petition open pending the introduction of primary legislation to implement Lord Carloway's recommendations, including on corroboration. Link to Official Report 25 September 2012 (312KB pdf)

18 February 2014: The Justice Committee PE1436 by Colette Barrie on retrospective abolition of the requirement for corroboration and agreed to close the petition on the basis that, after considering the petition alongside its Stage 1 consideration of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill, the Committee concluded in its Stage 1 report that if corroboration was to be abolished, it should not apply retrospectively  

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