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‘Right to Review’: Strengthened rights for victims of crime in Scotland

01 Jul 2015
Today sees a strengthening of victims’ rights with the introduction of the right in law for a victim to ask for a review of a decision by the Crown not to prosecute their case – this formalises the current practice of the Scottish prosecution service to review cases where appropriate. Read more ...

Lord Advocate welcomes reductions in Hate Crime

12 Jun 2015
The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, today welcomed the publication of figures which show a continued reduction overall in Hate Crime in Scotland. Read more ...

Investigations by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner Under the Direction of the Crown

11 Jun 2015

COPFS is the sole prosecuting authority in Scotland and, on behalf of the Lord Advocate, decides in every case whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute.  COPFS also has responsibility, on behalf of the Lord Advocate, to investigate all sudden and unexplained deaths in Scotland. Read more ...

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