Re-establishing triability by means of psychotropic medication : an analysis

Show simple item record Stevens, G.P. (Geert Philip) 2014-07-11T08:40:35Z 2014-07-11T08:40:35Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Competency to stand trial is a concept of jurisprudence, which provides for the postponement of criminal proceedings for those accused persons who are considered to be unable to take part in their defence as a result of a particular mental illness or mental defect. Competency to stand trial is generally a very common field where psychiatric assessment by forensic mental health experts is requested by the courts. It is a basic tenet of our law of criminal procedure that an accused person must be triable. The latter principle is closely related to another fundamental principle of our criminal procedure which entails that the trial of an accused person must take place in the presence of the accused. An accused’s presence during the trial thus comprises of a physical as well as a psychic or psychological element which provides that the accused must have the required mental capacity to understand and follow his or her trial. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Stevens, GP 2013, 'Re-establishing triability by means of psychotropic medication : an analysis', Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law/Tydskrif Vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg, vol. 76, pp. 252-260. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1682-4490
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher LexisNexis en_US
dc.rights LexisNexis en_US
dc.subject Triability en_US
dc.subject Psychotropic medication en_US
dc.subject Jurisprudence en_US
dc.subject Mental illness en_US
dc.subject Accused en_US
dc.title Re-establishing triability by means of psychotropic medication : an analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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