MacLennan v HM Advocate

Solemn procedure – Child witnesses – Right to fair trial – Right to examine witnesses. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of sexual offences involving young children and who contended that his right to a fair trial, especially his subsidiary right to examine witnesses, had been breached because he did not have an adequate and proper opportunity to challenge the key witnesses against him, the court held that the appellant's trial could not be classified as unfair as he had had a full opportunity to cross-examine the children and he took that opportunity.

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