Right to le­gal aid through­out in­ter­ro­ga­tions or ar­rest comes into ef­fect

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The right to le­gal aid through­out in­ter­ro­ga­tions or when placed un­der ar­rest has come into ef­fect as of to­day, a press re­lease is­sued by the Jus­tice Min­istry said yes­ter­day.

In ad­di­tion to this, a num­ber of other rights have also come into ef­fect for per­sons who are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

In the press re­lease, it said that such rights have been the norm for a num­ber of years in other ad­vanced coun­tries.

“In this way, we will have a crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem that is trust­wor­thy and that en­sures no per­son will be found guilty in du­bi­ous cir­cum­stances where there could be rea­son to doubt whether jus­tice was served or not.”

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