78 New and compelling evidence

78  New and compelling evidence

(1)     The requirements of this section are met if there is new and compelling evidence against the acquitted person in relation to the qualifying offence.

(2)     Evidence is new if it was not adduced in the proceedings in which the person was acquitted (nor, if those were appeal proceedings, in earlier proceedings to which the appeal related).

(3)     Evidence is compelling if—

(a)     it is reliable,

(b)     it is substantial, and

(c)     in the context of the outstanding issues, it appears highly probative of the case against the acquitted person.

(4)     The outstanding issues are the issues in dispute

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