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Criminal Procedure

1998

Saint Louis University School of Law

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Spain Returns To Trial By Jury, Stephen C. Thaman Jan 1998

Spain Returns To Trial By Jury, Stephen C. Thaman

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In 1995, the Spanish Parliament reenacted trial by jury in criminal cases by implementing a mandate of the 1978 post Franco Spanish Constitution. This article discusses the 17 year dispute, following the ratification of the democratic post-Franco Spanish Constitution, on whether Article 25 mandated the reintroduction of lay participation in the criminal trial, and, if so, whether in the form of the classic jury or a continental European style court with lay assessors. This article analyzes the Law on Trial by Jury and its implementation in the first year of trials, and references Spain’s experience with trial by jury ...


The Jury Returns To Continental Europe: Russia And Spain Return To The Classic Jury As A Catalyst In A Move To A More Adversary Form Of Criminal Trial, Stephen C. Thaman Jan 1998

The Jury Returns To Continental Europe: Russia And Spain Return To The Classic Jury As A Catalyst In A Move To A More Adversary Form Of Criminal Trial, Stephen C. Thaman

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This paper briefly compares the provisions of the Russian Jury Law of 1993 and the Spanish Jury Law of 1995 and their application in the first trials, with special attention to the effect of the re-injection of a classic jury. Citations in regard to Russia rely on the author’s exhaustive study of the legislative history of the new Russian Jury Law, its provisions, and its application in the first 114 trials in the years 1993-1994. The Spanish discussion relies on information gathered by the author on the first trials held in Spain since the law went into effect, and ...