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Archive for November, 2014

Charities Call For The Devolution Of Cannabis Laws
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) – the national membership body for Scotland's charities and voluntary organisations – is lobbying for drugs laws to be devolved, asking for Scotland to be given the power to decriminalise cannabis. The group has...
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Claims Police Misusing ‘Snooping’ Legislation
Claims are being made that a controversial piece of legislation, originally used to tackle terrorism, is being exploited and misused by local police for petty crimes. The Regulation of Investigatory Power (Scotland) Act (RIPSA), was introduced in 2000 giving the police,...
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Now Is The Time For Legal Aid Reform, Says Scottish Law Society
After the changes made to justice system in Scotland, now is the time to reform "hugely complex" legal aid too, according to a discussion paper published by the Law Society of Scotland. The paper suggests a number of possible reforms, including reducing the eligibility...
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Calls For Scotland To Introduce ‘Revenge Porn’ Jail Terms
Earlier this month Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that revenge pornography – sharing sexually explicit material of former partners without their consent – is to become a criminal offence. The new legislation, approved by the House of Lords, will be...
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