Statutory Time Limits in other jurisdictions

Synopsis: This paper has been prepared in response to a request from the Committee for Justice for information about statutory case time limits and statutory custody time limits in other jurisdictions and whether they have contributed to a reduction in delays in criminal proceedings. The statutory time limits that apply to custody and case proceedings in national and international jurisdictions vary considerably. This paper details the various limits and examines their application in practice. It also looks at Northern Ireland’s current legislative provisions and processes to provide background and context to the issue.

Date: 26 March 2021

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