To: Attorney General of The Commonwealth. Re: Advice on introducing a Statute of Limitations in relation to the prosecution of all indictable offences.

INTRODUCTION¬† A Statute of Limitations is an enactment in a legal system that sets the maximum time after an event that legal proceedings based on that event may be initiated. The purpose of a Statute of Limitations or its equivalent is to ensure that the possibility of punishment for an act committed long ago cannot…