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Reference received: 17 March 1995
Report 77: Directed Verdicts of Acquittal [PDF, 56Kb], August 1996
Tabled in parliament: 31 October 1996
Discussion Paper 37: Directed Verdicts of Acquittal, June 1995
To inquire into and report on whether the Crown should have a right of appeal where there is a directed verdict of acquittal.
In conducting this review the Commission should have regard to:
(i) the incidence of directed verdicts of acquittal;
(ii) the double jeopardy rule and the rights of an accused person;
(iii) the impact of the administration of justice on public confidence in the judiciary of any proposals for reform; and
(iv) any related issues.
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.