The Privy Council has no standing to act as a general court of appeal on Scottish law. The jurisdiction given to it by the Act, was limited as prescribed by the Act to what are called devolution issues, issues related to the acts of devolution. Not all constitutional issues were indeed devolution issues.
Save for devolution issues as defined by paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998, every interlocutor of the High Court of Justiciary such as that pronounced by the judges at the second sift is final and conclusive and not subject to review by any court whatsoever:
Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Clyde
Times 31-Oct-2000,  UKHL D2, 2000 GWD 40-148,  AC 216, (2000) 144 SJLB 272, 2000 SCCR 1121,  3 WLR 1817, 2001 SLT 28
Scotland Act 1998, Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 124(2)
See Also – Note of Appeal Against Conviction and Sentence By Lieuwe Hoekstra and Jan Van Rijs and Ronny Van Rijs and Hendrik Van Rijs v Her Majesty’s Advocate HCJ 28-Jan-2000
See Also – Lieuwe Hoekstra and Jan Van Rijs and Ronny Van Rijs and Endrik Van Rijs v Her Majesty’s Advocate HCJ 7-Mar-2000
See Also – Liewe Hoekstra and Jan Van Rijs and Ronny Van Rijs and Hendrik Van Rijs v Hm Advocate HCJ 14-Apr-2000
A judge, having given judgment in an appeal case involving the application of the convention on Human Rights, wrote and published an article critical of the convention, and of its application in national law. The appeal decision was set aside, since . .
Appeal from – Lieuwe Hoekstra and Jan Van Rijs and Ronny Van Rijs and Hendrik Van Rijs v Her Majesty’s Advocate HCJ 2-Jun-2000
Cited – Hoekstra and Van Rijs etc v Her Majesty’s Advocate HCJ 18-Jan-2001
Cited – Hoekstra and Van Rijs and Van Rijs and Van Rijs v Her Majesty’s Advocate HCJ 23-Jan-2002
Cited – Kinloch v Her Majesty’s Advocate SC 19-Dec-2012
The appellant said that the police officers had acted unlawfully when collecting the evidence used against him, in that the information used to support the request for permission to undertake clandestine surveillance had been insufficiently . .
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Updated: 06 January 2021; Ref: scu.163267