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Tackling Prejudice

26 Mar 2014

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, will use a joint COPFS/Police Scotland conference to highlight the steps Prosecutors are taking to tackle prejudice in Scotland.

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Crown welcomes new Human Trafficking bill

17 Mar 2014

The Crown Office welcomes today's Scottish Government announcement to strengthen the criminal law against human trafficking and increase support for victims.  Tragically human trafficking is big business, it has strong links to serious and organised crime and it is of great concern that it takes place in Scotland. The Lord Advocate has already appointed a specialist prosecutor to deal with cases involving those who commit these abhorrent crimes to ensure the challenges of prosecuting these crimes are addressed from the outset. The measures announced today will greatly assist prosecutors in ensuring that those who peddle such misery face the consequences of their actions.   

Human Trafficking Bill

Super Puma FAI conclusion does not alter no criminal proceedings decision

13 Mar 2014

The Crown Office welcomes the publication of the determination following the FAI into the Super Puma helicopter crash and hopes that the conclusions will help to improve safety in the industry.
The evidence presented during the FAI has not altered the insufficiency of evidence therefore the decision not to hold criminal proceedings remains the correct one.

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