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Research Report

Publication Details

Van Caenegem, William (1999) Advantages and disadvantages of the adversarial system in criminal proceedings, Consultation Draft 1.3. In Review of the criminal and civil justice system in Western Australia, Vol 1 (1999b), pp. 69-102.

See all the Project 92 Review documents on the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia website.

Copyright © Prof. Dr. William van Caenegem, 1999.



In this sub-section the advantages and disadvantages of the adversarial system are investigated with reference to the most well-known (and closely affiliated) alternative, the (so-called) inquisitorial system prevalent in continental Europe, and in a large number of other nations, including some in our region.



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