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LIV supports retaining and improving committal hearings

LIV supports retaining and improving committal hearings

By Criminal Law Section

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The LIV has recommended committal hearings be retained in its submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission's review of committals.

Informed by members of the LIV Criminal Law Section, the submission sheds light on the utility of committals in reducing delays, encouraging early pleas, narrowing the scope of issues in dispute, and ensuring proper disclosure takes place prior to trial.

While calling for committals to be retained, the submission also makes recommendations for improving disclosure practices, reducing delays and better supporting witnesses and complainants.

Read the submission here.


Criminal Law Section
Maurice Stuckey

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