Jury Empanelment: Consultation Paper (html)

In March 2013 the Commission was asked to review three aspects of jury empanelment for both criminal and civil trials:

  • Whether jurors should be identified in court by name or number
  • Peremptory challenges (and the Crown right to stand aside in criminal trials)
  • The balloting off of additional jurors.

In particular, the terms of reference asked the Commission to consider the effect of these processes on jurors.

Published in October 2013, this consultation paper explained the law as it was then and asked for public submissions.

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