*R v Yiacoub and another

Criminal law – Trial. The Presiding Judge of the Senior Judges' Court in the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus sat, with two others, in the trial convicting the appellants. He then nominated another Senior Judge to hear the appellants' appeals, which were dismissed. The appellants appealed. The Privy Council, in allowing the appeal, held that the appearance of justice had not sufficiently been done. The Presiding Judge had nominated a judge to hear an appeal from himself, which carried an appearance of lack of independence and impartiality in relation to the process, viewed as a whole, which would impact on an objective informed observer.

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