Inquisitorial systems

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  • Inquisitorial systems
    • Continental European jurisdictions based on Roman law
    • Concerned with the establishment of the truth
    • careful sifting of the evidence and legal reasoning
    • facts and evidence is carefully examined
    • the judge does most of the questioning in court and would have seen all the documents
    • a 'dossier' (neutral document) will be equally available to the defence and prosecution
    • witnesses will be called by the court

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