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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

Draft proposal

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