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Joining international action to end violence against women

Nov 2016

COPFS is playing its part to help raise awareness of the prevalence of all forms of gender-based violence and to galvanise action to end violence against women in our own communities and around the world.

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Strong European justice co-operation must continue

Nov 2016
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, is in Brussels to meet with Members of the European Parliament, including a number of Scottish MEPs and the Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee.  He will also meet with the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office and the Joint Law Societies Office in Brussels. Writing for European publication ‘Euractive’ he said that strong European justice co-operation must continue. His article is published in full below. Read more ...

Domestic abuse continues to be a significant issue in Scotland

Oct 2016

COPFS figures published today show that domestic abuse continues to be a significant issue in Scotland.  Prosecutors dealt with over 34,000 charges reported by Police Scotland in the year 2015-16.

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