Prohibition of Double Jeopardy

"No person shall be charged for the same offence more than once".

This right may seem self-evident and seem unnecessary in the Constitution, but people can never take their rights for granted.  This is a mandatory restriction on government. 

 

 

John Z Apr 6, 2015

The objection in the 1st stage with this proposal was that UK law allows for a 2nd chance for the prosecution if new evidence surfaces later.  This proposal forbids it as the principle of finality supersedes the 2nd chance to the prosecution. 

Anybody have anything new to add to this discussion? 

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