[Essay Help]: Law 12 Civil Law

Law 12 Civil Law. 1.List three ways in which an unreasonable delay in being brought to trial might be prejudicial (i.e., create an unfair disadvantage) to the accused.

2.Describe the two main parts of the decision that the Supreme Court of Canada reached in the Askov case.

3.What did the Supreme Court of Canada decide was a reasonable length of time for a person to wait to come to trial?

4.What did the Supreme Court decide was a just (fair) remedy? Use the correct legal term and define it in your answer.

5.The Askov case caused the Supreme Court to look into the state of the judicial system at the time. What were the three reasons the Supreme Court found for the long delays between arrest and trial?

6.What was the practical result of the Askov decision on the huge number of cases that had waited more than eight months to go to trial?

7.What was the response of victims in cases affected by the Askov decision and why did they react this way?

8.What comment did the Ontario Court of Appeal make relating to the staying of so many charges?

9.In summary, what was the main legal issue in the Askov case?  Please Bold the answer (A,B or C)

A.the rights of victims versus the rights of the accused
B.the legal rights of the accused versus the right of society to be protected
C.which court had jurisdiction in this case

Law 12 Civil Law

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