UK citizens have many legal rights and responsibilities. There are different types of laws protecting the rights of individuals - from civil laws to criminal laws.
In law, what does Habeas Corpus ensure for individuals?
The right to a fair trial
That no one can be imprisoned unlawfully
That you can’t be tried twice for the same crime
From what age can young people in Scotland be prosecuted for a criminal offence?
What does civil law cover?
Major crimes and offences
Issues between employers and employees
Private matters between individuals
In Scotland, where would children too young to be tried under criminal prosecution be referred to?
The Procurator Fiscal
The Magistrates Court
The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
What does criminal law cover?
Defamation of character