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The Bonomy Review: Safeguards in Criminal Procedure, following the abolition of corroboration

Monday 9th March, 13.00 - 14.00, Carnelley Building Room C2.20, University of Dundee

Presenter : Professor Pamela Ferguson, School of Law, University of Dundee

Abstract :

The requirement for corroboration - a key feature of Scottish criminal procedure - is likely to be abolished by legislation. Its abolition was advocated by Lord Carloway, following a review of the law in the wake of the case of Cadder v HM Advocate. This recommendation proved highly controversial, being opposed by most other members of the senior judiciary, the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates. The Scottish Government has established a further committee, chaired by Lord Bonomy, to suggest safeguards which should be introduced into Scottish criminal procedure once corroboration is abolished. I am a member of the Academic Group which prepared a preliminary report for the Bonomy Review, and also of the Bonomy Review Group, itself. I will talk about the events leading to the proposed abolition of corroboration, and the Bonomy Review Consultation Document, focussing in particular on the problematic nature of eye witness identification evidence.

For directions to the Carnelley Building, please see:


Come into the glass-fronted "link building" between the Carnelley Building and the Old Medical School (these are the two buildings immediately behind the Tower Building on Perth Road). Come up in the lift / or the stairs, to level 2. Bear round to the left across into the Carnelley Building, and go through the door on the right, half way down the corridor. Room 2.20 is immediately on your right.

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