The right to legal representation of an accused person; existence, application and limitation: a comparison study between Malaysia and The United States / Dalira Din ...[et al.]

Din, Dalira and Leman, Shahidah Nafisah and Abdul Rahim, Salwa Asmary and Ismail, Wan Muhammad Faizal (2006) The right to legal representation of an accused person; existence, application and limitation: a comparison study between Malaysia and The United States / Dalira Din ...[et al.]. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

This research is carried out to discover the reality of the practice of the right to legal representation of an accused person in Malaysia and to compare with the United States of America. The main objective is to know in reality whether this right is given absolutely and is there any limitation by the authority in any cases. The accused person has the right under Article 5 of the Federal Constitution. The problem here is that when the accused person being detain without the aid of counsel. The detainee often being humiliated and abuse by the police so that the accused will confess or plead guilty thus, there is no use to proceed to the court as statement had been made and the accused had plead guilty. In contrast, this right must be subject to certain necessary limitations in order to prevent any undue interference with the course of investigation. The police must support and prove that their action is in good faith. The United States government provides the right to counsel in most cases and to deny it will make the court to loss its right and jurisdiction to proceed with the case. The right to legal representation will remain unless the accused himself waived the rights. As a conclusion, the application in Malaysia and the United States is diverse although the law is quite same. One similarity is that this right will be given subject to the court and the police discretion.

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Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Din, Dalira
2003336957
Leman, Shahidah Nafisah
2003336971
Abdul Rahim, Salwa Asmary
2003336925
Ismail, Wan Muhammad Faizal
2003336891
Contributors:
Contribution
Name
Email / ID Num.
Thesis advisor
Mohd. Bajury, Mimi Sintia
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: legal, representation, malaysia
Date: April 2006
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33280
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