Archive for June 4th, 2011


The jury is out – for the forseeable future

June 4, 2011

Well dear readers, only a few days ago I wrote this about trial by jury in Ukraine.

It did not take long to get an answer about whether or not it will happen any time soon. A new law on jury trials, unsurprisingly submitted by the MP and defence lawyer for the ex-Prime Minister currently under investigation did not get through.

Looking at the votes “for” would suggest that not even all the opposition parties voted in favour of it, despite it being hastily penned in an effort to assist an opposition member.

Only 101 MPs voted for the new law on trial by jury.

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