THE requirement for corroboration in Scots law has become "an archaic and arbitrary rule," Lord Carloway told MSPs yesterday.
THE requirement for corroboration in Scots law has become \"an archaic and arbitrary rule,\" Lord Carloway told MSPs yesterday.
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ROBBIE DINWOODIE CHIEF SCOTTISH POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
He was appearing before Holyrood's Justice Committee to answer questions on the recommendations in his review of criminal law and practice.
"The existence of corroboration is, in many cases, just a matter of chance," said the judge, who argued that as a result the success or failure of prosecution could involve "the luck of the draw, which should not be the case".
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