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LIV calls for reform of contempt of court laws

LIV calls for reform of contempt of court laws

By Administrative Law and Human Rights Section and Criminal Law Section

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The Law Institute of Victoria has called for wide ranging reform of the laws around contempt of court, to protect fair trials while supporting free speech.

The LIV has made 22 recommendations in a submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s review of Contempt of Court, Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 1958 and Enforcement Processes.

The submission says the current laws are confusing and ambiguous and allow for potentially unlimited prison terms if breached.

You can read the LIV submission here.

 


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