Reference received: 17 March 1995
Report 77: Directed Verdicts of Acquittal [PDF, 56Kb], August 1996
Tabled in parliament: 31 October 1996
Discussion Paper 37: Directed Verdicts of Acquittal, June 1995
To inquire into and report on whether the Crown should have a right of appeal where there is a directed verdict of acquittal.
In conducting this review the Commission should have regard to:
(i) the incidence of directed verdicts of acquittal;
(ii) the double jeopardy rule and the rights of an accused person;
(iii) the impact of the administration of justice on public confidence in the judiciary of any proposals for reform; and
(iv) any related issues.