|Department||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Type of consultation||Other|
|Deadline for comments||15/09/2017|
About the consultation
The criminal justice system may affect everybody at some point in their lives, whether as a person suspected of committing an offence or as a victim, or a witness to a crime, or perhaps as a member of a jury.
This consultation document will briefly explain the process by which the draft law has been developed and the objectives and principles that have guided its development. It then highlights aspects of the draft law that consultees are encouraged to consider and provide written responses to.
The draft law circulated for consultation is not the finished article. The responses to this consultation will help to make sure that the draft is further developed before it's lodged before the States Assembly.
The Minister for Home Affairs intends that the draft law should be lodged before the Assembly before the end of 2017, with a view to it being debated early in 2018.
We are seeking general comments on the draft law and particular views on the following seven areas of the draft law:
compellability of spouses and civil partners
trials: children and young people
Who can respond
It's important that any changes to legislation take into account a wide range of views and experience. Therefore, we would like to hear from:
members of the public
public bodies delivering criminal justice services
victim and witness organisations
How to submit comments to the consultation
You can send us your comments in writing or by email.
Criminal Procedure Law Consultation
Department for Community and Constitutional Affairs
5th Floor, Cyril Le Marquand House
Feedback on this consultation
We value your feedback on how well we consult or seek evidence. If you have any comments on the process of this consultation email the Communications Unit
Responses to the consultation
Following the public consultation from 24th July to 15th September on significant changes to be made to the criminal justice system in Jersey by the new draft Criminal Procedure Law, the Department for Community and Constitutional Affairs has produced a report summarising the feedback received.
Summary of consultation responses
The individual responses to the consultation are also available below, together with a letter in response to the Law Society of Jersey, who provided the most detailed response.
Response from the Law Society of Jersey
Analysis from the Law Society of Jersey
Response from the States of Jersey Police
Response from Advocate M Jowitt
Response from Mr J Gosselin
Response from Professor C de Than
Letter in response to the Law Society of Jersey