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The use of pre-recorded cross-examination under Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Inquiry

Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA) allows vulnerable witnesses (under Section 16 of the YJCEA) and intimidated witnesses (under Section 17(4) of the YJCEA) to video record their cross-examination before the trial. This inquiry is concerned with the operation of the pre-recorded cross-examination for both vulnerable and intimidated witnesses. The Committee is inviting written evidence on all aspects of the use of pre-recorded cross-examination, including the effect of the use of section 28 on witnesses, victims, defendants and juries.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about this inquiry.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Thursday 21 December 2023.

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