Discussion Paper on the Mental Element in Homicide

27 May 2021

Our Discussion Paper on the Mental Element in Homicide is published today.  

The Commission announced in our Tenth Programme of Law Reform (February 2018) that we would examine the Scots law of the mental element in homicide to consider whether, and if so how, any necessary proposals for improving and modernising the law in this important and sensitive area should be made.

The Discussion Paper considers and asks for views on a wide range of issues in this area of the law and invites comments from everyone with an interest.

The consultation is open for comment until 27 August 2021.  For more information see our Discussion Paper and news release along with the Executive Summary and other related documents available on both our current consultations page and our project page.