Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:58 PM
Paul Bearer, on 23 June 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:
charon, on 23 June 2012 - 07:31 PM, said:
Lockerbie Bomber was probably 95 % not guilty as charged...... FFS, it was tried under Scots Law so should have been 'not proven'.
He was tried under Scots law, but there was no jury. Just judges. I don't think he got a fair trial.
I'm not quite sure that being tried by jury automagically makes the trial fair.
In the Netherlands there's no such thing, all trials, civil and criminal, are before magistrates. There are many legal rules which have the goal of ensuring a fair trial, including appeals, reviews and the possibility to substitute magistrates who seem partial. I have no reason to believe our trials are unfairer than trials by jury.
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