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Upcoming Criminal Justice Bill to include scrapping of ‘not proven’ verdict

A proposed amendment to Scots law, unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in early September as part of the upcoming Criminal Justice Bill, means that the ‘not proven’ verdict will likely be scrapped. A verdict of ‘not proven’ allows a jury to acquit a defendant when they feel there has not been enough evidence provided […]

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Why stripping the Pubic Triangle of liberty has consequences

Just a few years ago the Association of Adult Entertainment Venues (AAEV) refuted claims that lap dancing venues are a front for prostitution and human trafficking. This came at a time when licensing laws were changing to account for sexual activities at clubs. Nightclubs, bars and restaurants must all meet a certain conditions and safety […]