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dc.contributor.authorSirota, Len_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-13T21:58:53Z
dc.date.available2017-09-13T21:58:53Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationIn Constitutional Forum/Forum constitutionnel (Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 1-6).
dc.identifier.issn0847-3889en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10794
dc.description.abstractIn R v Jordan, the Supreme Court of Canada held, by a 5-4 majority and over the vigorous disagreement of the concurrence, that criminal prosecutions in which a trial does not conclude by a set deadline will be presumed to breach the right to be tried within a reasonable time, protected by section 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The acceptable length of proceedings set out in the decision is of 18 months from the day charges are laid for cases that proceed without a preliminary inquiry, and 30 months otherwise. The Crown can still show that exceptional circumstances outside of its control have arisen and can explain — and excuse — a case taking longer than that, but unless it does so, a stay of proceedings will be the automatic consequence of such delay. Meanwhile, an accused will be able to show that delay below these ceilings is unconstitutionally unreasonable, but only by demonstrating not only that the delay is “markedly” greater than reasonable, but also that he or she diligently sought to have the case heard sooner.
dc.publisherThe Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Albertaen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://journals.library.ualberta.ca/constitutional_forum/index.php/constitutional_forum/article/view/29353
dc.rightsThis journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
dc.titleWas the Supreme Court Right to Change the Law on the Right to a Speedy Trial?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.21991/C9FT21en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage5
aut.relation.issue3en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage1
aut.relation.volume26en_NZ
pubs.elements-id311184
aut.relation.journalConstitutional Forum constitutionnelen_NZ


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