What Fairness Demands: The Role Of The Prosecutor Under The Microscope


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The Wigs put prosecutorial fairness under the microscope. First up is a discussion of a new decision of the NSW Supreme Court in Bradley v Senior Constable Chilby, where a defendant in local court proceedings demanded disclosure of details of his accuser's history of violence, drug use and dishonesty in a case where self-defence loomed large. Secondly the wigs discuss a recent decision of the High Court of Australia in Nguyen v The Queen - which decided a long standing controversy in criminal trial law in Australia. Does the prosecution have to put into evidence an interview with an accused person who doesn't make a confession, but rather denies the commission of the offence? The Wigs examine these new and important cases in a wide ranging discussion drawing on their practical experience as Criminal Lawyers.

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