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The Review Group set up by the Scottish Government to look into the relationship between the Scottish High Court and the UK Supreme Court has recently produced its final report. In particular, the Group recommends that cases should be certified by the Scottish High Court as raising issues of ‘public importance’ before being allowed to proceed to the UK Supreme Court. Furthermore, the jurisdiction of the UK Supreme Court would only extend to ensuring that Scotland’s criminal law complied with the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights.
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