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  • All about Scotland Sheriif Court's

    December 21, 2020 - The majority of criminal and civil cases in Scotland are heard in the sheriff court. Most sheriffs are resident to a particular court, but some float between courts, sitting wherever they are required.   Criminal cases Sheriffs can deal with any crimes except murder, rape and treason. There are two types of criminal procedure in Scotland: solemn procedure (for more serious offences) and summary procedure. In solemn cases, when a trial is held against a person accused of a crime, a jury decides the verdict. In summary cases the sheriff, sitting alone, decides the verdict.   Maximum penalties available to a sheriff are set by law. See the Scottish Sentencing Council’s website for more information on maxi...

  • Kenya - Court reporting guidelines for journalists launched

    September 17, 2020 - The President of the Court of Appeal Justice William Ouko said the media played a key role in court coverage saying continuous training will equip...

  • A Look into Switzerland’s Judiciary

    September 09, 2020 - The Swiss civil law system, birthed from a history of celebrated cantonal autonomy, instantiates its legal ideals throughout the cantonal courts or...

  • Latvia Courts - What Are They

    September 01, 2020 - In the Republic of Latvia, alongside the legislature and the executive, there is an independent judiciary. Judicial power in the Republic of Latvia...

  • TERRITORIAL COMPETENCE - Court of Milan

    September 01, 2020 - CURRENT TERRITORIAL COMPETENCE OF THE COURT OF MILAN Arese (*), Arluno (*), Assago, Baranzate, Bareggio (*), Basiano (*), Basiglio, Bellinzago...

  • Belgium Courts

    August 25, 2020 - Belgium has five major judicial areas, each within the jurisdiction of a court of appeal (cour d’appel/hof van beroep), of whi...

  • How Come the Netherlands Court is called Rechtbank?

    August 23, 2020 - A pre-employment screen asked about why is the court called the Rechtbank because when they used Google Translator the word "Rechtbank" t...

  • Hungary District Courts - The First Appearance

    August 22, 2020 - The District Courts Most cases are encountered at first instance, at the level of the district courts.  In the countryside, 107 and in...


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