In the dock: Reassessing the use of the dock in criminal trials

Yesterday (1 July) JUSTICE published its most recent report, which reviews the criminal dock and recommends its use is discontinued.

JUSTICE is concerned that the use of the dock impacts upon the defendant’s right to a fair trial, in particular: effective participation in one’s defence; preserving the presumption of innocence; and maintaining dignity in the administration of justice. These rights have long been protected by our domestic legal system, the European Convention on Human Rights and international human rights law.

Press Release In the Dock: Reassessing the use of the dock in criminal trials