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Support the right and practice of Private Prosecutions

Comment 5th July 2010

Guarantee the right of private individuals or organisations to bring a private prosecution, subject to sufficient evidence being presented and accepted by a judge/justice of the peace,  even if against the wishes of the Crown Prosecution Service or other government or political authorities.

If said prosecution should be successful compensate the private parties for the financial costs outlaid.

Why does this matter?

According to the Rule of Law people bearing the vestiges of government authority should not have the power to find someone guilty of a serious crime. That power is only for a jury.

If those in authority don’t have the power to find those they dislike guilty of crimes, then similarly they should not have the power to acquit or dismiss from charges, those they favour.

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