Non-jury trials “an essential option to ensure fair trials”

According to the current Criminal Justice Minister Paul Goggins, MP, the provision for non-jury trials, which was renewed in June 2009, will be subject to “a comprehensive review [], including a full public consultation, before it next falls to be renewed in July 2011.” By which time it may fall to the NI Assembly to decide whether to renew that [or similar] legislation. Do the parties here have an agreed position?

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