Misick and others v R

Constitutional law – Natural justice. The Privy Council, in dismissing an appeal by the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos and others appellants, who had been charged with, among other things, conspiracy to accept bribes in public office, ruled that a trial without a jury could proceed against them where no objective observer would fear that the trial judge would be unable independently to discharge his duty as a judge because he was in place for a limited period and where he had been entitled to order a trial by a judge alone.

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