Delay in the Administration of Criminal Justice

Commonwealth Developments and Experience

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[The] Law Ministers expressed their grave concern about increasing delays in the administration of justice - a problem faced by almost all Commonwealth jurisdictions. They agreed that it was one which called for positive and urgent action; and pledged themselves to providing remedies which in no way jeopardised the quality of justice and which respected the fundamental rights of all persons under the law.


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