Criminal Law Update: January- June 2016
The developments in criminal justice system is important for the knowledge of society at large as the law and order is an issue that concerns all of us.
Law relating to Victim Compensation
Every crime produces a victim(s). The victims are generally considered as mere informants or witnesses in criminal trials, assisting the State in its endeavor to punish offenders, are now becoming the focal points of our criminal justice system. Victim compensation is an important discussion in this article.
Law relating to the Right of a Victim of an Offence to File an Appeal
An appeal is creature of statute and only exists where expressly given. Hence, it is not a natural or inherent right but a creature of statute. In criminal law, the provision which makes this law is section 372 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (“CrPC”) amended recently which conferred upon victims, the right of appeal.
Law relating to Cheque Bounce Matters
In a simplified term, cheque is an order to bank to pay someone/payee or holder in due course, on your behalf. A cheque is paid to the person who is known as Payee and is never paid before the date mentioned on it. At present, cheque is valid only for three months