The Jury System Today

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The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong

Juries Sub-committee

Consultation Paper

Criteria for Service as Jurors

This consultation paper can be found on the Internet at:

January 2008

This Consultation Paper has been prepared by the Juries Sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission. It does not represent the final views of either the Sub-committee or the Law Reform Commission, and is circulated for comment and discussion only.

The Sub-committee would be grateful for comments on this Consultation Paper by 30 April 2008. All correspondence should be addressed to:

The Secretary
The Juries Sub-committee
The Law Reform Commission
20th Floor, Harcourt House
39 Gloucester Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Telephone:(852) 2528 0472

Fax:(852) 2865 2902

E-mail:hklrc@hkreform.gov.hk

It may be helpful for the Commission and the Sub-committee, either in discussion with others or in any subsequent report, to be able to refer to and attribute comments submitted in response to this Consultation Paper. Any request to treat all or part of a response in confidence will, of course, be respected, but if no such request is made, the Commission will assume that the response is not intended to be confidential.

It is the Commission's usual practice to acknowledge by name in the final report anyone who responds to a consultation paper. If you do not wish such an acknowledgment, please say so in your response.

The Law Reform Commission
of Hong Kong

Juries Sub-committee

Consultation Paper

Criteria for Service as Jurors
___________________________

CONTENTS

|Chapter |Page | | | | |Preface |1 | | | | |Introduction |1 | |Terms of reference |1 | |Membership of the sub-committee |2 | | | | |1. Existing law and practice in Hong Kong |3 | | | | |Introduction |3 | |Origins of the jury system |3 | |The history of the jury system in Hong Kong |4 | |The jury system today |6 | | Use of the jury |6 | | The provisional list of jurors |7 | | Qualifications and disabilities |9 | | Formation of and empanelling the jury |11 | | Challenge and discharge of jurors...
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