High Court of Australia

X7 v Australian Crime Commission [2013] HCA 29

248 CLR 92; 87 ALJR 858; 298 ALR 570

26 Jun 2013

Case Number: S100/2012


French CJ, Hayne, Crennan, Kiefel, Bell JJ


Statutes – Interpretation – Plaintiff charged with three indictable Commonwealth offences – Plaintiff served with summons to attend examination by examiner appointed under Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) ("Act") – Examiner asked plaintiff questions about subject matter of charged offences – Whether Act empowered examiner to conduct examination of person charged with indictable Commonwealth offence where examination concerned offence charged.

Words and phrases – "accusatorial process of criminal justice", "examination", "prejudice the fair trial of a person who has been, or may be, charged with an offence", "principle of legality", "privilege against self incrimination", "right to silence", "trial according to law".

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) – ss 7A, 7C, Pt II Div 2.

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