GOV’T TO RECEIVE LAW REFORM REPORT TOMORROW

The Law Reform Commission will hand over a law reform report to the government tomorrow. Photo: Courtesy of SILRC

The Law Reform Commission will hand over a law reform report to the government tomorrow. Photo: Courtesy of SILRC

The Government will tomorrow receive a law reform report on Mental Impairment, Criminal Responsibility and Fitness to Plead.

A press statement from the Law Reform Commission today says this will be the third report from their review of the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code the Commission handed over to the Minister.

This third report contains 25 recommendations for reform of laws and procedures within the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code that apply to people with mental health problems who committed crimes, and come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Gabriel Suri urges the Government to implement the recommendations.

Mr Suri says the recommendations will improve the applicable sections in the Criminal Procedure Code and the Penal Code, and will build proper mental health institutions where people with mental impairment can be kept, treated and supervised.

SIBC News understands the report will be handed over to the Justice and Legal Affairs Minister, Commins Mewa, tomorrow.

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