Innocent unless proven guilty - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel
    • 02.07.07 | 13:31 (IDT)

    There are two basic models of a legal system. 1. Innocent unless proven guilty. 2. Guilty unless proven innocent. Both systems have their advantages and faults. The bias of the former, is that it will allow more people who are truely guilty to be found by law innocent. The bias of the latter is just the opposite: more people of true innocence will be be unfairly incarcerated. As Israel has embraced the model of "innocent unless proven guilty", Katzav MUST be cleared of rape charges. One day he will meet his maker, and may he be truly judged Katzav and witness "A" alone know what final judgment awaits him.

    from the article: Shendar: Public misled on Katsav plea bargain
    First published 00:00 02.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.07.07
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