Amendment 1 to the Legal Fundamentals Act

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Amendment 1 to the Legal Fundamentals Act
CitationPAa-1 to A-29
Considered byOpen Parliament
Legislative history
Introduced on3 May 2018
Introduced byRamelia
Law Commission
Voting began21 May 2019
Required majoritySimple majority
Related legislation
Order 3 of the Law Commission
Status: Pending

This Amendment adds citations for concluded cases before the Court and standing orders thereof, and corrects a typo, as recommended by the Third Order of the Law Commission.

Section 1. Typo Correction

Article 4, Section 6, Clause 2 of the Legal Fundamentals Act shall be amended to read as follows:

Clause 2. When two or more defendants are included in the same indictment, the Court may, at any time before the defendants have gone into their defense, on the application of the prosecution, direct any defendant to be discharged, so that they may be a witness for the prosecution.

Section 2. Citations of Concluded Cases

A new section, entitled "Citations of Cases," shall be appended to Article 1 of the Legal Fundamentals Act, to read as follows:

Each concluded civil and criminal case before the Court of Justice shall be archived with the prefix "CJ" followed by the sequential number of the case's decision, and each advisory opinion case before the Court of Justice shall be archived with the prefix "AO" followed by the sequential number of the advisory opinion's issue.

Section 3. Citations of Standing Orders

Article 8, Section 6 of the Legal Fundamentals Act shall be amended to read as follows:

The presiding officer of the Court of Justice is empowered to maintain order and proper decorum within the venue(s) of the Court and in all proceedings, to ensure the fair and expeditious dispensation of justice, and may issue, revise, or revoke Standing Orders to that effect.
Clause 1. Each Standing Order of the Court of Justice shall be archived with the prefix "SO" followed by the sequential number of the Order's issuance.