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Thursday, 12 April 2018

House of Representatives to discuss Criminal Procedures Act by month’s end

LEGISLATION WATCH- The House of Representatives’ general assembly is expected to discuss the Criminal Procedures Act by month’s end. The bill is likely come into effect by October, Constitutional and Legislative Committee head Bahaa Abu Shoka tells Youm7. The committee has completed its review of the bill and referred it back to the House’s general assembly for a final discussion and vote. The draft law would introduce new avenues of mediation outside the court system, including for murder cases; enforce new regulations for pretrial detention; regulate no-fly and airport arrival watch lists; and address witness protection, among other issues.

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