Burns v HM Advocate – WLR Daily

Posted December 18th, 2008 in criminal procedure, delay, human rights, law reports, Scotland by sally

Burns v HM Advocate [2008] UKPC 63; [2008] WLR (D) 392

Where a defendant, who was resident in Scotland, was interviewed in England by police officers who told him that there was sufficient evidence on which to charge him with offences relating to child pornography and that they would recommend such a course, the reasonable time requirement to which he was entitled under art 6(1) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998, was to be calculated from the date of that interview and not from the later date on which the Lord Advocate, as the competent authority in Scotland, required the defendant to answer charges on which he was indicted to stand trial in Scotland.”

WLR Daily, 17th December 2008

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