Case A14/2016

NH v. The Director of Public Prosecutions

Case No.


Related Matters:

A15/2016 Jakaj v. Director of Public Prosecutions;

A16/2016 Zefi v. The Director of Public Prosecutions;

A19/2016 Stakaj v. The Director of Public Prosecutions

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

25/09/2015 Supreme Court of South Australia (Court of Criminal Appeal) (Kourakis CJ, Gray J, Sulan J)

[2015] SASCFC 139


Criminal law – procedure – jury – verdict – alternative verdict – exercise of jurisdiction – whether the Supreme Court of a State has an inherent jurisdiction to set aside perfected orders that there be a conviction or acquittal – whether open to the court to admit evidence of the 12 (former) jurors in relation to whether the jury had determined to return a verdict of not guilty of the charge of murder.

Short Particulars


11/03/2016 Hearing (SLA, Brisbane)

24/03/2016 Notice of appeal

15/04/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

15/04/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

27/04/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne v/link Adelaide)

06/05/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

24/05/2016 Amended Reply

09/06/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

31/08/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra)

31/08/2016 Judgment (Judgment Summary)