14th August 2011: Right to a Fair Trial Part 1; ‘The Painted Bird’ by Tom Muirhead
Name of speaker:
Title of talk:
Right to a Fair Trial Part 1 ‘The Painted Bird’
The first of a ten part series that questions whether it is possible, under the current legal framework in Scotland, for anyone to receive a Fair Trial or a Fair Hearing in any legal proceedings.
Bullet points of what you would like to cover:
- Explains why the wearing of wigs and gowns by judges and other officers of the court introduces apparent bias into all legal proceedings.
Suggested you-tube links, websites and / or texts where further information may be found:
The Scottish Human Rights Union – www.shru.org
Scottish Law Reports – www.scottishlawreports.org.uk
The UK Statute Database – www.legislation.gov.uk
The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations – www.legalabbrevs.cardiff.ac.uk
British and Irish Legal Information Institute – www.bailii.org
Legal Information Institute – blog.law.cornell.edu
A few words about you and your passion:
My name is Tom Muirhead. I was born in Denistoun, Glasgow and I have lived and worked in the Glasgow Kelvin area, on and off, for over thirty years. I have a keen interest in Human Rights and have set up various Human Rights Organisations and web sites that run various human rights campaigns with a Scottish focus (see the Scottish Human Rights Union at www.shru.org