High Court of Australia

The Queen v Dookheea [2017] HCA 36

13 Sep 2017

Case Number: M159/2016


Kiefel CJ, Bell, Gageler, Keane, Nettle, Edelman JJ


Criminal law – Criminal procedure – Jury directions – Standard of proof – Where jury directed that Crown required to prove accused's guilt not beyond any doubt but beyond reasonable doubt – Whether such direction error of law – Whether such direction productive of substantial miscarriage of justice.

Words and phrases – "any doubt", "beyond reasonable doubt", "fanciful doubt".

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