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Name: Fair and Efficient Criminal Trials Act [2011, c. 16].
Country: Canada
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2011-06-26
Entry into force:
ISN: CAN-2011-L-89038
Bibliography: Legislation on-line in French and English Legislation on-line in French and English Department of Justice, Canada PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2012-01-12)
Abstract/Citation: This enactment amends the Criminal Code to
(a) allow for the appointment of a judge as a case management judge;
(b) define the role and the powers of a case management judge;
(c) streamline the use of direct indictments preferred under section 577;
(d) allow for delayed severance orders;
(e) improve the protection of the identity of jurors;
(f) increase the maximum number of jurors who can hear the evidence on the merits; and
(g) provide that, in the case of a mistrial, certain decisions made during the trial are binding on the parties in any new trial.
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