Justice and Constitutional Development Department transforms GBV-based criminal proceedings

In this episode, we dive into the groundbreaking announcements made by Justice and Constitutional Development Deputy Minister John Jeffrey on significant amendments to the legislation under the Criminal and Related Matters Act. These changes mark a turning point in how our legal system accommodates the needs of gender-based violence victims, witnesses, and the community at large. These include:
Virtual proceedings: Victims and witnesses are now allowed to participate in court proceedings virtually to enhance accessibility, and also ensure the safety and well-being of those involved.
Intermediary Services: The amendment is now extended to elderly people and witnesses dealing with physical, psychological, mental, and emotional conditions.
GBV police and prosecutor bail: The crucial development highlights the ban on police and prosecutor bail in all gender-based violence-related matters.

Join us as we explore these monumental changes in criminal proceedings and their potential to reshape our justice system for the better.
24 Aug 2023 English South Africa Education · News

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