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Regina v H (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)): HL 30 Jan 2003

The defendant had been found unfit to stand trial, at a later hearing under the section, the jury had found that he had committed the act complained of. He was discharged but ordered to be placed on the sex offenders register. He appealed on the basis that the later finding was incompatible with the Convention. … Continue reading Regina v H (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)): HL 30 Jan 2003

MZ (Hospital Order: Whether a ‘Foreign Criminal’): UTIAC 15 Jun 2020

An individual sentenced to a hospital order following a finding under section 5 (1) (b) of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 that he ‘is under a disability and that he did the act or made the omission charged against him’ is neither subject to section 117C of the 2002 Act (as amended) nor to … Continue reading MZ (Hospital Order: Whether a ‘Foreign Criminal’): UTIAC 15 Jun 2020

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Ahmed v Regina: CACD 20 Jan 2015

Appeal against findings of fact as to commission of offences of sexual assault in a minor – defendant unfit to plead. Held: Further evidence of no assistance. Judges: Sir Brian Leveson P QBD, Openshaw, Dove JJ Citations: [2014] EWCA Crim 2647 Links: Bailii, Bailii Statutes: Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Crime, … Continue reading Ahmed v Regina: CACD 20 Jan 2015

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another ex parte IH: HL 13 Nov 2003

The appellant had been found unfit to plead after assaulting his son, and he had been detained under the 1964 Act. He alleged his detention was in breach of his right to a fair trial. His release had been authorised subject to the appointment of a supervising psychiatrist. He complained that his detention was unlawful … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another ex parte IH: HL 13 Nov 2003

A, Regina (on the Application of) v Harrow Crown Court and others: Admn 14 Aug 2003

The applicant sought his release from detention in hospital, correction of records at the Crown Court, and confirmation that his detention had infringed his human rights. He had been accused of two assaults, but was found unfit to plead under section 4 by a jury. He was however later made subject to the s37 order. … Continue reading A, Regina (on the Application of) v Harrow Crown Court and others: Admn 14 Aug 2003

Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland v Lynch: HL 1975

The House considered the availability of duress as a defence on a charge of aiding and abetting murder. Referring to the basic elements of criminal liability, mens rea and actus reus: ‘Both terms have, however, justified themselves by their usefulness; and I shall myself employ them in their traditional senses – namely, actus reus to … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland v Lynch: HL 1975

John M, Regina v: CACD 14 Nov 2003

The trial judge had directed the jury, determining fitness to plead, with an extended formulation of the test, including the appellant’s ability to give evidence, if he wished, in his own defence. This facility had been described to mean that ‘the defendant must be able (a) to understand the questions he is asked in the … Continue reading John M, Regina v: CACD 14 Nov 2003

Juncal, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and others: CA 25 Jul 2008

The claimant appealed dismissal of his claim for wrongful imprisonment having been detained in 1997 on being found unfit to plead to an offence of violence. Held: Parliament had a legitimate concern for the protection of the public, and defendants themselves, from persons whom it would be unfair to try because they have insufficient understanding … Continue reading Juncal, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and others: CA 25 Jul 2008

Regina v Ghulam: CACD 21 Oct 2009

If a defendant wished the court to consider whether he was fit to plead, he must provide reports from two medical experts to comply with the statute. In this case, the court had been provided with only one, and was therefore unable to consider the plea. Judges: Lord Justice Stanley Burnton, Mr Justice Penry-Davey and … Continue reading Regina v Ghulam: CACD 21 Oct 2009

Regina v Moore, Kerr, Haroon: CACD 5 Oct 2001

The applicants challenged the procedures under which, having been found unfit to plead by proceedings under the section, they were then found to have committed the acts forming the offences. The defendants were unable to put forward any case in rebuttal. Applications to stay proceedings as an abuse of process had failed. Were such proceedings … Continue reading Regina v Moore, Kerr, Haroon: CACD 5 Oct 2001

S v Regina: CACD 20 Jan 2015

The defendant appealed out of time from a finding of guilt of rape, having first been declared unfit to plead (through autism), and the consequent Hospital Order. Judges: Openshaw J Citations: [2015] EWCA Crim 2648 Links: Bailii Statutes: Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 4(5) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Crime Updated: 29 March 2022; Ref: scu.543087

The City and County of Swansea v Swansea Crown Court and Another: Admn 9 Jun 2016

The defendant, suffering dementia and with other age related disabilities, had been found under the 2006 Act to have committed an historic rape. The authority now appealed saying that the supervision order imposed by the court had been outside its jurisdiction. Held: He did not have the jurisdiction used. The case was remitted for resentencing … Continue reading The City and County of Swansea v Swansea Crown Court and Another: Admn 9 Jun 2016

Marcantonio v Regina: CACD 24 Feb 2016

Judgment in two cases, an appeal against conviction (R v. Marcantonio) and an application for permission to appeal against conviction (R v. Chitolie), which have in common the submission that the appellant/applicant in each case was unfit to plead, within section 4, Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964, at the time of his trial, and that … Continue reading Marcantonio v Regina: CACD 24 Feb 2016