Anyone called for jury service will be able to watch a new video called “Your role as a juror”, brought out by the Courts Service Agency. The video is designed to clarify who is eligible to be a juror, set out courtroom procedures and explain the jurors' role and legal responsibilities. Videos replaced introductory talks by a member of court staff in 1992. The latest release takes into account the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and a recommendation made by the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice. It refers to the judge's pro-active role and points out that people on bail in criminal proceedings are not eligible for jury service.
Martin Lee Chu-Ming is a dangerous man – or so China would have us believe. In reality, his demure appearance is no fake and he makes no attempt to hide his passion for unified democracy under his tailor-made suits. In fact, Lee is one of the most respected barristers and politicians in Asia. He is […]