Wednesday, 12 August 2015
High Court opinion denying legitimate interest of victims' relatives
On 3 July 2015, three judges of the High Court of Justiciary ruled that relatives of the victims of the Lockerbie disaster did not have a “legitimate interest” to pursue an appeal against the conviction of Abdelbaset Megrahi for the murder of their family members. A brief statement of reasons for the decision was read out in court at the time. The court’s full written opinion, which adds little to the earlier statement, is now available. It can be read here.