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An acccused person's right of confrontation versus protection of witnesses
Record ID:
22660
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2002
Author:
Boyce, Christopher ;
Source:
LIJ (2002) 76 No 5
Date_of_entry:
04/06/2002
Legislation:
Evidence Act 1958 (Vic) s 37C
Notes:
The accused's common law right to confront witnesses has been abrogated by s37C of the Evidence Act which allows for alternative arrangements for giving evidence. Was this adequately debated? Is it evidence of the need for a Bill of Rights such as exists in the U. S. Some headings in this article include:- Recent U.S. Federal Supreme Court cases, The nature of the right of confrontation, The right of confrontation in an Australian context, a common law right?
Section:
Feature
Cases:
Coy v Iowa 101 L Ed 2d 857 ; Mayland v Craing 111 L Ed 2d 666 ; Matttox v US 39 L Ed 409 ;
Month:
June


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