Inquests without a jury: the Government needs to think again – The Times

Posted January 29th, 2009 in inquests, juries, news by sally

“The Coroners and Justice Bill, which had its second reading in the House of Commons on Monday, allows the Secretary of State for Justice to specify that an inquest should take place without a jury to prevent ‘harm to the public interest’. The Government has failed to justify such a broad discretion to remove an important safeguard against abuse of power.”

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The Times, 29th January 2009