(BVI News) Yet another pledge has been made to introduce witness protection legislation in the months ahead.
The assurance was given during the Speech From the Throne two weeks ago, which served to outline the government’s ambitious legislative agenda.
According to the government, Witness Anonymity legislation will be brought forward to ensure the protection of witnesses and the preservation of their rights by making provisions for a court to make a witness anonymity order.
The new law will be introduced to protect the safety of witnesses, prevent damage to property, and prevent real harm to the public interest.
The proposed legislation was described as an invaluable tool in assisting with combating serious crime and the government said the new legislation is expected to help bolster public confidence in the criminal justice system at the same time.