Peru: The Rights to Remain Silent and To Counsel and the Insanity Defense
Posted on Tue Jun 22, 2010 at 08:55:00 AM EST
Tags: Joran Van der Sloot, Peru (all tags)
The Peru Penal Code and the New Code of Penal Procedure address the rights of defendants and defense counsel, provide for the insanity defense and explain the procedure for taking statements during the investigation phase of the case. For those interested in the Joran Van der Sloot case in Peru, the details may prove interesting. (For those not interested, just scroll on by.)
Peru provides many rights to the defendant, including the right to remain silent and the right to have a lawyer present during questioning.
I'm reprinting portions below that I think are relevant to Joran Van der Sloot, both as to the insanity defense, the right to remain silent and to have a lawyer present during questioning, and the proscription against coerced confessions. [More...]
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