Practice and Procedure

D V HM ADVOCATE 2000 (2000)

PUBLISHED February 18, 2000

A delay in bringing charges will be seen to be unreasonable under Art.6 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms if the authorities cannot show either that the delay was not attributable to them, or that if it is attributable to them it is not unreasonable.

HCJ (Lord Prosser, Lord Caplan, Lord Eassie)