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Law School staff member provides evidence to Norwegian Court Commission

Thu 13 February 2020

Parliament Square

Law School staff member Eamon Keane has provided written evidence to the Norwegian Court Commission (“Domstolkommisjonen”) on the Scots law of the evidence.

The Commission is investigating how the Norwegian courts should be organised to meet expectations of efficiency, quality, and independence and approached Mr Keane in order to understand how certain matters are dealt with in the judicial process in Scotland. Mr Keane provided information specifically relating to the production and admission of primary documentary evidence in criminal trials and civil proofs in Scotland. This is one of the areas that the Norwegian Court Commission is currently actively considering with a view to potential reform in the future.

Eamon Keane is an Early Career Fellow in Criminal Law and Evidence at the University of Edinburgh where he primarily teaches and researches the law of evidence.