oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Pruning the English oak

Volume 5, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The system of New Guinea could undoubtedly be given a more indigenous aspect without any such reversion of anarchy. The author recommends three specific reforms : firstly, the appointment of local assessors to assist supreme court judges in criminal trials ; secondly, the abandonment of the current rules relating to the admissibility of confessions and thirdly the limitation of the accused ás absolute right to remain silent at his trial. Several other possible reforms are discussed more briefly at the conclusion of this article.

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