The sub judice rule of the House of Commons: first report of session 2004-05 report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence.
House of Commons papers 2004-05 125
- Corporate Author:
- Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Procedure Committee
- Winterton Nicholas Sir chairman
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The current 'sub judice' rule of the House of Commons, adopted in 2001, prevents references being made in proceedings in the Chamber or in committees to active UK court cases, with two main exceptions. The Committee's report examines the history of the Rule; the justifications for its use, relating to the risk of prejudicing court proceedings and the principle of 'comity' whereby Parliament and the courts system should not trespass on each other's jurisdiction; problems associated with its use, including in relation to inquests and tribunals; the discretion of the Speaker and select committee chairmen to relax the Rule.
|Extent||21, Ev 56p.||ISBN||9780215023827|
|Format||Paperback||Published||04 Apr 2005|
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