Vulnerable Witnesses Act - section 9: report

This report meets obligations on Scottish Ministers by the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019 to publish a report evaluating the effectiveness of the Act at supporting witnesses to participate in the criminal justice system and to set out next steps for implementation.

Annex 2 – Acronyms

COPFS – Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

EBC – Evidence by Commissioner

ECHR – European Convention on Human Rights

EPR – Evidence and Procedure Review

DASA – Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018

GRH – Ground Rules Hearing

ICJPR - Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research

SCTS – Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

VSS – Victim Support Scotland



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