Rape trials in Scotland could be heard without a jury

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    A review into how Scotland’s justice system treats rape cases has made a series of recommendations, including the setting up of a specialist court to deal with all serious sexual offences.

    The review is being led by Lord Justice Clerk Lady Dorrian – Scotland’s second most senior judge – as part of a shake-up of the court system.

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