Spiers (Procurator Fiscal) v Ruddy – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2007 in law reports by sally

“A breach of the requirement, under art 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, that criminal charges against an accused should be determined within a reasonable time did not give rise to a continuing breach which could not be cured save by a discontinuation of proceedings and, consequently, the Lord Advocate did not act incompatibly with a person’s Convention right by continuing to prosecute him after such a breach had occurred.”

Spiers (Procurator Fiscal) v Ruddy [2007] UKPC D2

WLR Daily, 13th December 2007

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