December 2014

Post Corroboration Safeguards Review

The Society submitted its response to Lord Bonomy’s consultation at the end of November.  In its response the Society maintains that a full review of the law of corroboration would have been a better route to examine how the requirement for corroboration interconnects with all other aspects of the criminal justice system.  While commending the Review Group on its work, the law of corroboration is a cornerstone of the Scottish criminal justice system and replacing it without full consideration of the knock on effects could have serious consequences.  The Society also warned against borrowing safeguards from other jurisdictions without proper regard for how the Scottish system has developed and currently operates.

The full response can be found on our website