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  High Court of Justiciary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The High Court of Justiciary is Scotland's supreme criminal court.
The judges of the High Court are the same ones who sit in the Court of Session, Scotland's highest civil court.
Appeals may be made to the High Court of Justiciary sitting as the Court of Criminal Appeal from the lower courts in criminal cases.
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 HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY - LoveToKnow Article on HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
JUSTICIARY, HIGH COURT OF, in Scotland, the supreme criminal court, consisting of five of the lords of session together with the lord justice-general and the lord justice-clerk as president and vice-president respectively.
The constitution of the court is settled by the Act 1672 C. The lords of justiciary hold circuits regularly twice a year according to the ancient practice, which, however, had been allowed to fall into disuse until revived in 1748.
The high court, sitting in Edinburgh, has, in addition to its general jurisdiction, an exclusive jurisdiction for districts not within the jurisdiction of the circuitsthe three Lothians, an4 Orkney and Shetland.
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 Court - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In common law countries, the courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have a right to bring their claims before a court.
In other courts, decisions of both fact and law are made by the judge or judges; this is particularly common in appellate courts where juries are unusual in most jurisdictions.
The extent of a court's power (authority) to hear the various matters which come before its "jurisdiction" – may stem from a provision of a written constitution, from an enabling statute or, for example in English law, it may be inherent, deriving from the common-law origin of the court.
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 High Court of Justiciary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The High Court of Justiciary is Scotland 's supreme criminal court.
High Court of Australia and Individual Rights Collaboration of decisions made by the High Court of Australia concerning constitutional rights.
Court (in Scripture) The word court, in the English Bible, corresponds to the Hebrew haçer enclosed space.
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 Supreme court - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The High Court of Australia became the court of last resort with the passing of the Australia Act in 1986.
The court's decisions are final and binding on the federal courts and the courts from all provinces and territories, including the Province of Quebec which has its own distinct legal system based on the Civil Code of Quebec.
The Supreme Court of England and Wales has three constituent courts: the Crown Court (which deals with criminal cases), the High Court of Justice (which deals mostly with civil cases) and the Court of Appeal (which considers appeals from both the Crown Court and the High Court).
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 High Court of Justiciary -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The High Court of Justiciary is (One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts) Scotland's supreme criminal court.
The High Court is both a (Click link for more info and facts about court of first instance) court of first instance and also a (Click link for more info and facts about court of appeal) court of appeal.
There is no further appeal from the High Court's decision on appeal, in contrast to the Court of Session, from which it is possible to appeal to the (The upper house of the British parliament) House of Lords, the UK's highest court.
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 BBC - Crime Fighters - High Court of Justiciary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Less serious crimes are heard in the Sheriff Courts (the equivalent of a County Court in England) and minor offences in the District Courts.
A trial in the High Court is always held before a jury, which in Scotland consists of fifteen people, not the usual 12 jurors require by the legal system in England and Wales.
The court sat in Edinburgh and single judges also moved round the country on circuit, recalling the ayres from which the court was derived.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - High Court of Justiciary
High Court of Justice, in England and Wales, the highest court of first instance, that is, the court that decides cases rather than appeals.
Court of High Commission, court established in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to enforce the views of the government in church...
At the head of the judicial system of the commonwealth is the High Court of Australia, consisting of seven justices (including a chief justice) who...
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 IMPROVING PRACTICE: THE 2002 REVIEW OF THE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURE OF THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY BY THE HONOURABLE ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When I visited courts in England in the course of the Review, I found that the informal dress of some of the prisoner escort staff, and the fairly casual attitude which they adopted in court, were not in keeping with the dignity of the courtroom.
That Court should then have power to decide whether to remand the witness in custody until the case is disposed of or make other arrangements to secure his attendance, including requiring security for his attendance, or imposing bail conditions.
The Court is also very sensitive to the fact that, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of occasions on which jurors have attended court but no case has proceeded.
www.scotland.gov.uk /library5/justice/rppj-15.asp   (5760 words)

  
 IN PETITION OF THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION TO THE NOBILE OFFICIUM OF THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY v. , 07 ...
The rule against photography in Scottish courts had depended simply on the practice of the court, and the terms of the Directions and the press release made it clear that it was now recognised that television broadcasting of court proceedings was in principle acceptable.
In particular, the court had accepted the presence of television cameras in the courtroom, was satisfied that live transmission was acceptable, and (if the accused had not consented to the arrangement) was satisfied that such consent was unnecessary.
He invited me to hold that in the circumstances the court had given its consent to television broadcasting of the proceedings of the trial in terms of the Directions, albeit without strict adherence to their terms because of the particular circumstances of the case.
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 High Court of Justiciary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The High Court of Justiciary is Scotland 's supreme criminalcourt.
The Court of Session's LordPresident is the High Court's Lord Justice General.Also, the Lord JusticeClerk holds that office in both courts.
There is no further appeal from the High Court's decision on appeal, in contrast to the Court of Session, from which it ispossible to appeal to the House of Lords, the UK's highest court.
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 Legal Definition of Session Court, Or Court Of Session
In 1808, it was divided into two chambers, called the first and second division; the lord president and seven judges constituting the former, and the lord justice clerk, who is head of the court of justiciary, with six judges, the latter.
The high court of justiciary, or supreme criminal jurisdiction for Scotland consists of six judges, who are lords of the session, the lord justice clerk presiding.
The court of session is divided into the inner house and outer house, with appeal from the latter to the former, and from the former to the house of lords of the United Kingdom.
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 The Courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the ultimate court of appeal for the overseas territories of the Commonwealth including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man except for those which independent have abolished the right of appeal.
The superior court in Scotland is the Court of Session formed by the Inner House (comprising the first and second divisions) and the Outer House (where only single judges or Lords of Session also styled Senators of the College of Justice sit).
The superior criminal court in Scotland is the High Court of Justiciary, formed by the Lord Justice General (who is ipso facto Lord President), the Lord Justice Clerk and the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary.
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 International Law In Brief - January 27 - February 2, 2001
Their trial took place before the Scottish High Court of Justiciary ("Court") sitting in Camp Zeist in the Netherlands, pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning a Scottish Trial in the Netherlands.
The Court found that it had been "amply proved" that the cause of the Pan Am 103 disaster was the explosion of a device within the aircraft.
The Court concluded that the matter at issue was "whether or not the Crown have proved beyond reasonable doubt that one or other or both of the accused was responsible, actor or art and part, for the deliberate introduction of the device." Id.
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 JUSTICIARY, HIGH COURT OF - Online Information article about JUSTICIARY, HIGH COURT OF
Scotland, the supreme criminal court, consisting of five of the lords of session together with the See also:
college of justice are lords commissioners of justiciary.
The high court also takes up points of difficulty arising before the special courts, like the court for See also:
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 BAILII - Document Collections
High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland Chancery Division Decisions 1998-
High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland Family Division Decisions 2000-
High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland Queen's Bench Division Decisions 1998-
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 High Court of Justiciary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The High Court of Judiciary is Scotland's supreme criminal court.
The remaining judges are referred to as Lords Commissioners of Justiciary in the context of this court, but are normally called Lords of Council and Session or Senators of the College of Justice, their Court of Session titles.
When sitting as a court of the first instance, that is, when hearing a case for the first time rather than on appeal, a single Lord Commissioner of Justiciary presides, and a jury of fifteen individuals is used.
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 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY AT CAMP ZEIST
The method adopted by the forensic scientists was to treat as a high probability that any explosion damaged clothing which contained fragments of the radio cassette player, the instruction manual, and the brown fabric-lined cardboard partition from within the suitcase to the exclusion of fragments of the outer shell, was within the primary suitcase.
The absence of any explanation of the method by which the primary suitcase might have been placed on board KM180 is a major difficulty for the Crown case, and one which has to be considered along with the rest of the circumstantial evidence in the case.
Counsel for the first accused also pointed out that when the witness having pointed to the first accused in court, and asked which of the two accused he was referring to, said "Not the dark one, the other one", and the first accused was the other one.
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On the criminal side, the High Court of Justiciary is reserved for the worst crimes and the worst criminals: the murders, rapes and armed robberies.
The civil Court of Session is the forum where multi-million pound awards are sought for life-wrecking injuries, and where decisions are made with ramifications felt throughout society.
In choosing the Court of Session, the pursuer selected a procedure which was designed to encourage speedy and economic resolution of her claim.
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 International Law In Brief May 22, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Al Megrahi's appeal was primarily concerned with the trial court's "treatment of the evidence and defense submissions," alleging the "miscarriage of justice." One ground of appeal, however, sought the introduction of additional evidence.
The Appeal Court granted the request for introduction of additional evidence, which suggested that the bomb had been infiltrated at Heathrow airport as a result of a forced entry into the airport's "baggage build-up area," and not at Malta's Luqa airport as the trial court had established it.
The Court interpreted international law to reject deportation to torture, "even where national security interests are at stake," concluding that the Minister should "generally decline" to deport refugees in case it had been proven that there is a substantial risk of torture.
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 High Court of Justiciary - Definition up Erdmond.Com
The High Court is a court_of_first_instance and also a court_of_appeal.
The judges of the High Court are the same ones who sit in the Court_of_Session, Scotland's highest civil court.
The Court_of_Session's Lord_President is the High Court's Lord_Justice_General.
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 Subject Browse Results - Broadsides at the National Library of Scotland
Proceedings of the Circuit Court of Justiciary, Dumfries and Glasgow
This court report begins: 'An account of the Trials of the different Criminals, in the Circuit Court of Justiciary at Glasgow, which was opened on Tuesday the 2d of May, 1809'.
Proceedings of the Circuit Court of Justiciary, Glasgow
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 Statutory Instrument 1998 No. 2251
This Order may be cited as the High Court of Justiciary (Proceedings in the Netherlands) (United Nations) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 18th September 1998.
(2) Any such question shall be heard and determined at the premises of the court, unless the accused are not entitled, or have intimated that they do not wish, to be present, when it may be heard and determined at a sitting of the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh.
- (1) The High Court of Justiciary shall have jurisdiction in relation to any contempt of court or other offence committed in the course of, or in relation to, proceedings being conducted by virtue of this Order, whether at the premises of the court or elsewhere in the Netherlands.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1998/19982251.htm   (1979 words)

  
 Statutory Instrument 1999 No. 753 (S. 57)
This Order may be cited as the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1999 and shall come into force on 1st April 1999.
For the Table of Fees in the Schedule to the High Court of Justiciary Fees Order 1984[2] there shall be substituted the Table of Fees set out in the Schedule to this Order.
Article 2 of the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1996[3] is hereby revoked.
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 The High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1993
The authoritative version is the Queen's Printer copy published by The Stationery Office Limited as the The High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1993, ISBN 0110334264.
Where you see a "continue" button at the bottom of the page of text, this indicates that there is another chunk of text available.
This Order may be cited as the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1993 and shall come into force on 1st April 1993.
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 Amazon.com: All Products Search Results: justiciary
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 The High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1988
The text of this Internet version of the Statutory Instrument which is published by the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament has been prepared to reflect the text as it was Made.
A print version is also available and is published by The Stationery Office Limited as the The High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1988, ISBN 011086798X.
This Order may be cited as the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1988 and shall come into force on 1st June 1988.
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