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Information Commissioner forces Government response to Hollie Greig inquiries

Information Commissioner forces Government response to Hollie Greig inquiries

Posted on 05. Jun, 2011 by .
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The Information Commissioner is appointed by HM The Queen and has independent status, reporting directly to Parliament, with a range of responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 1998 and related laws. The functions of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) include promoting good practice, ruling on complaints and taking regulatory action.

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MP challenges Scottish Government over lack of prosecutions in Hollie Greig case

MP challenges Scottish Government over lack of prosecutions in Hollie Greig case

Posted on 18. Mar, 2011 by .
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Conservative MP David Ruffley has written to the Scottish Government to ask why no prosecutions were raised after allegations of ritualised sexual abuse were made by the family of Hollie Greig.

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93% say Angiolini should say who paid legal bill

93% say Angiolini should say who paid legal bill

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by .
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A poll running on The Firm’s website during August has closed with 93% of respondents saying the Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, should disclose whether she or taxpayers funded a series of legal actions against sectors of the media that had reported developments on the Hollie Greig case.

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Lord Advocate “not involved, no connection, unaware” in decision not to prosecute paedophile ring 10 years ago

Lord Advocate “not involved, no connection, unaware” in decision not to prosecute paedophile ring 10 years ago

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .
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The Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini was not involved in the decision not to raise prosecution proceedings against an alleged paedophile ring whilst she was Regional Procurator Fiscal for Grampian, Highland and Islands almost 10 years ago. The Lord Advocate’s representative told The Firm that she had no connection with the decision, was not involved in […]

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Angiolini challenged over paedophile ring activity involving serving Sheriff

Angiolini challenged over paedophile ring activity involving serving Sheriff

Posted on 17. Nov, 2009 by .
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The mother of Hollie Greig, a Downs syndrome girl at the centre of an alleged paedophile abuse ring, has called for an investigation into the role played by Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini almost ten years ago, when Angiolini served as a district Procurator Fiscal. A serving Sheriff who is still in post and a now deceased police officer have been named as part of the girl’s ring of abusers.

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New Sexual Offences investigation team launched to supplement sexual crime unit

New Sexual Offences investigation team launched to supplement sexual crime unit

Posted on 06. Mar, 2009 by .
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“Ms Bain has already created a solid foundation for our new National Sexual Crimes Unit, responsible for the investigation and prosecution of serious sexual crime. I am confident that involving specialist Crown Counsel at an early stage, as well as conducting prosecutions will enhance our approach to some of the most challenging cases that we face as prosecutors,” Angiolini said.

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Angiolini signs Scotland up to EU-wide prosecution network

Angiolini signs Scotland up to EU-wide prosecution network

Posted on 05. Feb, 2009 by .
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Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini QC, will sign a Convention to establish an EU Network of Prosecutors. The Convention is intended to establish a network to promote better understanding and closer cooperation between prosecutors across Europe.
Angiolini is attending a conference of Chief Public Prosecutors in Paris with prosecutors from throughout the European Union at the Cour de Cassation in Paris.

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The Big Interview: Elish Angiolini

The Big Interview: Elish Angiolini

Posted on 06. Jun, 2008 by .
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She has been busy, there’s no question about that. Since holding her post as Lord Advocate after Colin Boyd’s resignation, and following the return of the SNP administration, Elish Angiolini has propelled herself forward with considerable velocity, juggling the dichotomous tasks of publicly representing the Crown and the Prosecution Service when necessary, with paddling furiously under the surface – and for the most part out of the public eye – to drive forward evolution in the criminal justice system, such as the recent summary justice reforms, the opening of the Scottish prosecution College for the training of fiscals, and the specialised training of prosecutors in areas of law such as sexual offences and even wildlife transgressions.

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