The October 2002 Gazette is now available for download as a PDF file (270k).
In two cases before the European Court of Human Rights the UK was found to be in breach of Articles 8 (the right to respect for family and private life) and 12 (the right to marry and found a family) of the Convention in relation to the rights of transsexuals.
Lawyers from more than 90 Bars and Law Societies have agreed to form an International Bar Association to provide legal representation to those who are summoned before the ICC. This has the support of the CCBE and a framework constitution has been agreed. Mr.
Seven new area Fiscals have been appointed to the Crown Office. They are Mr. Jim Brisbane, Lanarkshire, based at Hamilton, Mrs. Janet Cameron, Ayrshire, based at Kilmarnock, Mr. David Howdle, Dumfries and Galloway, Mr. Graeme Napier, Highland and Islands based at Inveness, Mr.