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Director of Public Prosecution v Wilson, Uchence and Others

Case Number: 
HCC# 754/17(3)
Neutral Citation: 
[2018] JMSC Crim 5
Date of Delivery: 
20.12.2018

The Evidence (Special Measures) Act 2012 – The Evidence (Special Measures)
(Criminal Jurisdiction) (Judicature) (Supreme Court) Rules 2016 – Prosecution’s
application for a witness to give evidence by live link – Appropriate circumstances
for use of special measure of live link – Witness said to be vulnerable but no
allegation of actual threat – Right of accused to a fair trial – Credibility significant
issue – Whether grant of application prejudicial to Defendants – Overall interests
of the administration of justice