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[DRAFT #1] [GA#247 SUB?] Fairness for Victims of Crime

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[DRAFT #1] [GA#247 SUB?] Fairness for Victims of Crime

Postby Tinhampton » Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:43 pm

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This proposal is the IC debut of Paul Montenegro, fourth-in-line to the post of Delegate-Ambassador.
OOC: Totally not a Marsy's Law, honest. This is my proposed replacement for GA#247 - others' mileages will vary - and will be submitted no earlier than the middle of October 2021.
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Fairness for Victims of Crime
A resolution to improve worldwide human sapient and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Tinhampton

The General Assembly hereby:
  1. defines, for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. a "suspect" as any person in a member state who has been charged with committing a crime under any member's law or an active World Assembly resolution, and
    2. a "victim" as any person in a member state (or, if deceased or otherwise legally incompetent, their next-of-kin) who has been, or could have imminently been, harmed by any suspect during that suspect's commission of a crime that suspect has been charged with committing and who is not a suspect themselves in relation to that particular crime,
  2. declares that, in relation to any crime a suspect has been charged with committing, each victim of the crime which that suspect has been charged with committing shall be:
    1. informed about the progress and (when delivered) verdict of that suspect's trial, provided that this information is only given to that victim with their free and informed consent,
    2. informed about that suspect's temporary or permanent release from any location (including prison) where they may be detained for their committing their crime against that victim, but again only with that victim's free and informed consent,
    3. allowed to attend that suspect's trial (including the delivery of the verdict thereof), but yet again only where they have given their free and informed consent to such attendance,
    4. allowed to explain at that trial, if they choose to attend it, how they have been (or could have imminently been) harmed by the acts constituting the crime which that suspect has been charged with committing, provided that said explanation is not so long or scheduled so far into the future that it prevents that suspect from swiftly being sentenced or exonerated as appropriate,
    5. protected from having their privacy violated by that suspect (such as by that suspect being prevented from learning about that victim's current place of residence or from talking to that victim without that victim's free and informed consent),
    6. entitled to compensation, including financial compensation, stemming from the crime-related harms they have (or could have imminently) incurred from that suspect, where that suspect has in fact been convicted of that crime, and
    7. told about all of the provisions of this resolution by their member state as soon as possible, and
  3. clarifies that a person is not a suspect in relation to any given crime if they have been investigated but not charged with that crime, or otherwise charged with but not subsequently convicted of actually committing that crime.
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Postby Tinhampton » Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:58 pm

reserved for ye olde drafts
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Authorships & co-authorships: SC#250, SC#251, Issue #1115, SC#267, GA#484, GA#491, GA#533, GA#540, GA#549, SC#356, GA#559, GA#562, GA#567
Other achievements: Cup of Harmony 73 champions; -45 Darkspawn Kill Points; Philosopher-Queen of Sophia; "Tinhampton? the man's literally god"
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Postby Separatist Peoples » Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:04 am

"Section iv ensures that juries are bombarded with emotive supposition rather than evidence. What-is are inappropriate in a criminal trial. Section v makes it impossible for prosecution or defense to raise the victim's address as a material fact in the case, which may be dispositive in, say, a burglary case. Section vi makes civil immunity as a condition for a plea deal impossible, which does not serve the interests of justice. As usual, this has been splattered against a wall with little consideration for the practical needs of trial. Opposed."

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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:11 am

Separatist Peoples wrote:"Section iv ensures that juries are bombarded with emotive supposition rather than evidence. What-is are inappropriate in a criminal trial. Section v makes it impossible for prosecution or defense to raise the victim's address as a material fact in the case, which may be dispositive in, say, a burglary case. Section vi makes civil immunity as a condition for a plea deal impossible, which does not serve the interests of justice. As usual, this has been splattered against a wall with little consideration for the practical needs of trial. Opposed."

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