Friday, 25 January 2013
This concept precludes government agencies from criminal prosecution. It was used to prevent the Ministry of Defence from facing prosecution of the death of a 14-year old army cadet, Kayleigh Macintosh, at Loch Carnan, South Uist, in August 2007. It is an infamous case, and although the officer in charge has been penalised, Kayleigh's parents are embittered that no real further action looks set to be taken. Calls have been made to modify the concept of Crown Immunity, so that the MoD could be prosecuted over cases like Kayleigh's. I link to the article from the Stornoway Gazette for the full details.