Release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
The release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds was a decision by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill. Megrahi was convicted on 31 January 2001 by a special Scottish C...
Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial
The Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial began on 3 May 2000, 11 years, 4 months and 13 days after the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 on 21 December 1988. The 36-week trial took place at a specially conv...
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International Court of Justice advisory opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weap...
Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons was an advisory opinion delivered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 8 July 1996.The initial request for an advisory opinion by the ICJ was...
Drury v HM Advocate
Drury v. Her Majesty's Advocate is a Scottish criminal case heard before a full bench (five judges) of the High Court of Justiciary sitting as the Court of Criminal Appeal. Stuart Drury had been convi...
HM Advocate v Sheridan and Sheridan
Her Majesty's Advocate v Thomas Sheridan and Gail Sheridan was the 2010 criminal prosecution of Tommy Sheridan, a former Member of the Scottish Parliament and his wife Gail Sheridan for perjury in rel...
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South Ronaldsay child abuse scandal
The Orkney child abuse scandal began on 27 February 1991 when social workers and police removed some children from their homes on the island South Ronaldsay, in Orkney, Scotland, because of allegation...
Patrick Meehan
Patrick Connolly Meehan (12 April 1927 – 14 August 1994) was the victim of a controversial miscarriage of justice in Scotland. Although he died a natural death (of throat cancer in Swansea) a n...
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Fraser v HM Advocate
Fraser v Her Majesty's Advocate (2011) UKSC 24 is a decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom relating to the effect of non-disclosure of evidence to the defence at trial and the role of the...
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Smart v HM Advocate
Smart v Her Majesty's Advocate 1975 JC 30 is a famous Scots law case that saw the accused, William Smart, charged with assault. The case is so well known because of the defence lodged by Smart, who cl...
Ardlamont murder
The Ardlamont murder (also known as the Ardlamont mystery and the Monson case), which took place in Argyll, Scotland, on 10 August 1893, gave rise to two high-profile court cases: a murder trial in Ed...
Orion (paddle steamer)
Orion was a G & J Burns paddle steamer built by Caird & Co in 1847, which sank off Portpatrick Lighthouse, Wigtownshire, Scotland, in June 1850 on its way from Liverpool to Glasgow, with the l...
France and weapons of mass destruction
France is known to have an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. France is one of the five "Nuclear Weapons States" under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but is not known to possess or develop...
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Brennan v HM Advocate
Brennan v HM Advocate 1977 JC 38 was a Scots criminal appeal case decided in the High Court of Justiciary in its capacity as the Court of Criminal Appeal. The case set the precedent that voluntary int...
People's Republic of China and weapons of mass destruction
The People's Republic of China has developed and possessed weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and nuclear weapons. The first of China's nuclear weapons tests took place in 1964, and its f...
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Khaliq v HM Advocate
Khaliq and Anor v HMA was a Scottish criminal case decided by the High Court of Justiciary on appeal, in which it was decided that it was an offence at common law to supply materials that were otherwi...
Israel and weapons of mass destruction
Israel is widely believed to possess weapons of mass destruction, and to be one of four nuclear-armed countries not recognized as a Nuclear Weapons State by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)....
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India and weapons of mass destruction
India is known to possess weapons of mass destruction in the form of nuclear weapons and, in the past, chemical weapons. Though India has not made any official statements about the size of its nuclear...
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British replacement of the Trident system
The Successor programme is a British Ministry of Defence process to replace its existing Trident force of submarine-based nuclear deterrence. If carried out in full, this will involve replacing the Va...
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Russia and weapons of mass destruction
According to the Federation of American Scientists, an organization that assesses nuclear weapon stockpiles, in 2013, Russia possessed an estimated 8,500 total nuclear warheads of which 1,800 were str...
Pakistan and weapons of mass destruction
Pakistan began focusing on nuclear weapons development in January 1972 under the leadership of Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who delegated the program to the Chairman of PAEC Munir Ahmad Khan. I...
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Weir Group
The Weir Group plc is an engineering company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. The company operates in over 70 c...
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His Majesty's Advocate v Thomas Muir
Thomas Muir (25 August 1765 – 26 January 1799), often known as Thomas Muir the Younger of Huntershill, was a Scottish political reformer.
Thomas Muir was born in Milton of Campsie near Glasgow. Hi...
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Sheridan v News Group Newspapers
Sheridan v News Group Newspapers (Thomas Sheridan v News Group Newspapers Ltd) is a civil court case brought by Tommy Sheridan against the publishers of the News of the World, which began in the Court...
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North Korea and weapons of mass destruction
North Korea (officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK) declared in 2009 that it had developed a nuclear weapon, and probably possesses a small stockpile of relatively simple nuclea...
Jamieson v HM Advocate
Jamieson v HM Advocate is a notable legal case which established a precedent in Scotland which held that a man does not commit rape where he honestly, albeit unreasonably, believes his victim is conse...
John Maclean (Scottish socialist)
John Maclean (24 August 1879 – 30 November 1923) was a Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary socialist. He is primarily known as a Marxist educator and notable for his outspoken opposition to the F...
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