As we all know, as a result of matters arising from aspects of the recent Belfast trial, relevant bodies and authorities in this jurisdiction, are reviewing multiple factors and issues involved in the conducting of similar such trials in this State!
streetdogs.blog the word on the street wishes to advocate to those relevant bodies and authorities to give serious consideration to introducing the option for a jury to return verdicts as currently exist under Scots Law, that is to say, one verdict of conviction, that is to say, Guilty and two of acquittal, that is to say, one of Not guilty and one of Not proven! This format is strongly supported by the Scottish Rape Crisis Centres! Perhaps their Irish colleagues might like to consult with them as to their perception of the positive contributions such an introduction of this aspect of Scots Law would impact such trials in this jurisdiction!
streetdogs. blog the word on the street welcomes our readers’ comments on this idea.