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Criminal procedure bill

Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, November 16th, 2010 - 64 comments

Simon Power yesterday introduced the new “Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill” to Parliament, touting it as “the biggest change to the criminal justice system in 50 years”.  It certainly is that.  It proposes doing away with trial by jury for a significant range of offences. It proposes allowing a trial to go ahead without the defendant present.  In other words, it looks like yet another attack on fundamental rights…

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