Tuesday, December 07, 2010


The Justice and Electoral Committee has called for submissions on the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill. Two copies, by Friday, 18 February 2011 to:

Justice and Electoral Committee Secretariat
Parliament Buildings
Or you can submit online.

The bill is a serious attack on the rights of the accused, which would abolish jury trials for all but the most serious crimes and force suspects to testify against themselves, all in the name of "efficiency", of course. It is deeply contrary to the principles of justice we expect in this country. If we want to protect those principles, we need to speak up for them, and in large numbers. So, please submit on this one.

If you don't know how to make a submission, the Clerk has a handy guide here.