Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review: Report of the Academic Expert Group, Scottish Government, Edinburgh (Event)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesMembership of peer review panel or committee


Expert assistance - "Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review: Report of the Academic Expert Group. Scottish Government, Edinburgh"

Named as an expert who assisted and contributed to Chalmers, J., Leverick, F., and Shaw, A. (2014) "Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review Report of the Academic Expert Group. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh."

In February 2014, Lord Bonomy was appointed to chair a Reference Group “to consider what additional safeguards and changes to law and practice may be needed in Scotland’s criminal justice system when the corroboration requirement is abolished”. Lord Bonomy’s review is known as the Post-Corroboration safeguards Review. Lord Bonomy requested that an academic expert group produce a report covering additional safeguards against wrongful conviction and other changes in law and practice which might be considered for introduction into the Scottish criminal justice system. This is the report of that expert group, which was considered by the Reference Group in September 2014. This report provides background information and analysis based on research into the law and practice of Scotland and other jurisdictions, along with relevant social science literature and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. (@Intro page x)

"While some specific acknowledgments of assistance appear in individual chapters, the authors were assisted more generally by two advisory panels, comprising experts from both Scotland and elsewhere. Members of these panels contributed to the work in a variety of ways depending on their own availability, including responding to a consultation on the Review’s scope noted above, participating in two seminars which took place to discuss the work of the expert group (one in Glasgow in June 2014 and one in Cambridge in July 2014), responding to a questionnaire on evidential rules in other jurisdictions (reported on in chapter 16), commenting on draft work, answering questions and offering advice. The authors are extremely grateful for this assistance." (@p4)
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  • corroboration
  • evidence
  • Scots criminal law
  • Bonomy Review