Miscarriages of justice could be increased, say experts
Experts warn against the abolition of corroboration
Abolishing corroboration in prosecutions could overturn the presumption of being innocent until proven guilty and increase miscarriages of justice, legal experts have warned.
Holyrood’s justice committee took evidence yesterday from legal experts and academics relating to Lord Carloway’s recommendation that the centuries-old requirement for corroboration should be abolished.
It was also suggested that the Carloway Review would lower standards in policing and prosecution, and increase the trauma for sexual assault victims whose credibility would be challenged in court.
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