Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Justice for Megrahi submits evidence on SCCRC disclosure Bill
On 7 December 2011, the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee issued a call for evidence on the Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Bill. The campaign group Justice for Megrahi has now submitted written evidence on Part 2 of the Bill, which purports to set out a framework for disclosure of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission's reasons (and evidence) for concluding that Abdelbaset Megrahi's conviction might have amounted to a miscarriage of justice. JFM's submission will be reproduced on this blog once it has been published on the Justice Committee's website. Representatives of JFM are likely to give oral evidence to the committee at a session on 7 February 2012.