sábado, 23 de outubro de 2010

Júri na Espanha e na Rússia

Europe's New Jury Systems: The Cases of Spain and Russia (Thaman)

The recent reintroduction of trial by jury in both Russia (1993) and Spain (1995) is interesting for two reasons. First, it is a surprising reversal in the longterm trend toward the elimination of the classic jury in favor of either courts composed exclusively of professional judges, or of “mixed courts” in which professional judges and lay assessors collegially decide all questions of fact, law,and sentence. Second, it raises the question whether the jury can act as a catalyst in the reform of Continental European criminal procedure, as it did during the nineteenth century in the wake of the French Revolution.

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