Proposed Victims, Criminal Justice and Fatal Accident Inquiries (Scotland) Bill
Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill
Date lodged: 15 December 2021
A proposal for a bill
(a) To make changes to the criminal justice system and increase the rights of victims, including by:
i. Increasing measures for victims and their families to make representations and access relevant information;
ii. Improving and introducing measures for considerations relevant to:
- the safety and wellbeing of victims and their families, and
- the offender’s cooperation in the disclosure of information, to be taken into account when decisions are made on, and related to, release of offenders; and
iii. Removing the not proven verdict; and
(b) To expand the criteria for mandatory fatal accident inquiries, and set maximum timescales for mandatory and discretionary fatal accident inquiries.
Consultation closed on Wednesday 1 June 2022 (originally 9 March 2022).
Accompanied by: Consultation Document