Message from the Lord President


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Lord President

HMA v Justinas Gubinas, Ovidijus Kavaliauskas & Nerijus Radavicius

Thursday, 26 May, 2016
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow on 26 May 2016, Lord Armstrong sentenced Justinas Gubinas, Ovidijus Kavaliauskas and Nerijus Radavicius each to four years, six months imprisonment after they were convicted of rape.

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Gordon Ross v Lord Advocate

Friday, 19 February, 2016
Court Opinion

The failure by the Lord Advocate to adopt and publish a policy identifying the facts and circumstances which he will take into account in deciding whether or not to authorise the prosecution in Scotland of a person who assists another to commit suicide does not breach human rights law, appeal judges have ruled.

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