Victims' Rights

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 15th September 2005.

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Photo of Trish Godman Trish Godman Labour 5:00 pm, 15th September 2005

The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-3171, in the name of Margaret Jamieson, on victims' rights. The debate will be concluded without any question being put.

Motion debated,

That the Parliament notes recent court decisions which put the human rights of prisoners before those of their victims by ignoring the rights of victims to pursue their assailant for damages when compensation is awarded and believes that the Scottish Executive should pursue all avenues to ensure that no convicted criminal has the opportunity to gain financially from their crimes or imprisonment and that victims should be advised of awards of compensation, inheritance or other financial gain.