February 28, 2024

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Legal Research Reports: Plea Barganing

The Legislation Library of Congress is happy to existing the report, Plea Bargaining.

This report examines legal guidelines and procedures related to plea bargaining in 6 countries: Ga, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, and Singapore. Of these countries, three (Ga, Malaysia, and Nigeria) have formalized both charge and sentence bargaining treatments in laws. Russian laws supplies for a “unique demo technique” for defendants who plead responsible, and “unique path” provisions based on Russia’s method are at present remaining thought of as component of felony technique reforms in Indonesia. Russia has also applied provisions on “pretrial cooperation agreements” aimed at giving incentives for people today associated in arranged criminal offense to cooperate with authorities in exchange for a minimized sentence. Ga also supplies for “agreements on unique cooperation”. In Singapore, there are no present or proposed plea bargaining provisions in laws. Nevertheless, two programs have applied that empower choice case resolution procedures to be used. (March 2020) 

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