Wednesday, November 25, 2009

South Africa to Create Special World Cup Courts

The BBC reports that South Africa is creating special courts to deal with crime during the World Cup.  The purpose of the courts is to allow visitors to testify even though they will be in the country for a short time.  The theory is that "fast tracking" crimes committed during the World Cup will act as an extra deterrent.

The 54 courts will operate in the nine World Cup cities and judges, lawyers and volunteers will receive special training.

RJE

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