PRESS RELEASE: Success at the Privy CouncilNov 11th, 2003 | By critellilaw | Category: Public Service
In sum, it was determined that a non-discriminatory method of compiling the jury list was an essential ingredient of a fair trial by jury. By discriminating between men and women regarding liability for jury service, s 19 of the Supreme Court Ordinance of Gibraltar therefore violated the right to a fair hearing in section 8(8) of the Constitution.
Our case was argued by David Pannick, QC, with David Hughes of Gilbratar and N. Tre Critelli of our Chambers as junior counsel and second-six pupil, respectively. Our friends at Lovells handled the Privy Council filings.