The Convention Rights Proceedings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill provides that certain legal proceedings brought under the Scotland Act 1998 must be commenced before the end of a prescribed one year limitation period (or such longer period as the court considers equitable having regard to all the circumstances). Although, much of the debate surrounding this issue has focussed on compensation payments to prisoners, the Bill’s application is potentially much wider. This briefing considers the background, key provisions and implications of the Bill in greater detail.
Read SPICe briefing: SB 09-44 Convention Rights Proceedings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (220KB)
Published: 15 June 2009