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Name: Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2017 (Act No. 4 of 2017).
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-06-27
Entry into force:
ISN: ZAF-2017-L-108811
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line South African Government Information, South Africa PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2019-09-03)
Abstract/Citation: To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to provide the courts with a wider range of options in respect of orders to be issued in cases of findings that accused persons are not capable of understanding criminal proceedings so as to make a proper defence; or that accused persons are by reason of mental illness or intellectual disability or for any other reason not criminally responsible for the offences they are charged with; to clarify the composition of the panels provided for in section 79 to conduct enquiries into the mental condition of accused persons; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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