Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission


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Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

a body set up by the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1992 with power to investigate miscarriages of justice and refer them to the Appeal Court of the COURT OF SESSION. It has no power to quash convictions itself
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He went on: "It's the worst possible decision for the families because we lose the opportunity to hear evidence that the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission thought was worth putting forward.
After conducting an exhaustive three-year review of the case, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission reported in June 2007 that there may have been a miscarriage of justice in Megrahi's case.
A hearing is getting under way in Edinburgh nearly two years after the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) referred the case to the appeal court.
The new legal hearing began in Edinburgh nearly two years after the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) referred the case for appeal, saying there were grounds to suspect that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred.
An appeal hearing was to begin in Edinburgh nearly two years after the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission referred the case of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, pictured, to the appeal court.
The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission said there were six grounds - some put forward by the defence, and others resulting from its own investigations - where it believed a miscarriage of justice may have occurred.
But, in light of the landmark finding on 28 June 2007 of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, an independent body, that Megrahi had been convicted on unreliable evidence, Lord Hamilton and his fellow judges gave the government the thumbs down and allowed Megrahi's appeal to proceed on a broad legal front that went beyond even the issues raised by the review board's findings.
The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission is looking at the case and is expected to hold a hearing next year.
Now the tapes are being scrutinised by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC).
Two possible routes are the Scottish criminal cases review commission, which is currently examining the case, and the European Court of Human Rights, although both procedures will be lengthy).
Solicitors acting for Al Megrahi have reportedly submitted an application to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) for it to decide whether it is in the interests of justice to refer the case to the Appeal Court, according to Ananova.
Robb always denied the charges and his case is being investigated by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

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