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Scotland: GM Crops Ban

(Aug. 27, 2015) Public opinion in the United Kingdom in the past has been strongly against the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically modified (GM) crops. (Adam Vaughn, Public Concern over GM Food Has Lessened, Survey Shows, GUARDIAN (Mar. 9, 2012); Martin Robbins, Hulk Smash GM Crops, GUARDIAN (May 30, 2012) (accessed via […]

European Court of Human Rights; Scotland: Violation of Convention Provision on Free Expression

(Dec. 13, 2010) On December 7, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Scotland had violated articles 10 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights. (Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, CETS No. 005, COUNCIL OF EUROPE website, [click on links for the text and […]

Scotland: Legal Basis for Release of Lockerbie Convict

(Aug. 27, 2009) The release from Scottish custody of the only person convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, to his native Libya, has sparked a great deal of debate. While some have criticized the move as political or economic in nature, Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has said Megrahi, who is […]

Norway; Scotland: Memorandum on Aquaculture Signed

(Aug. 25, 2009) On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Helga Pedersen. The document focuses on environmental sustainability, access to finance and insurance, collaboration […]