In 2007, a judge issued a landmark ruling that said people convicted of crimes should be given a right to a fair trial, but this was not legally binding.
The Law Commission said it was “the first time that the Irish legal system recognised that there is no such right and it should not be the law”.
It recommended a new legal system be created and that people convicted in cases where there is an allegation of an offence should be granted “remediation”.
But the Supreme Court ruled that this would not be enough to guarantee fair trials.
In December 2013, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald issued a new directive that would require a new, comprehensive judicial review system.
The Commission of the Law Reform Commission recommended that a review process should be established to review the laws, practices and procedures of the courts in order to ensure that they reflect the best practice in the country.
It said the review process could include a full and independent judicial review.
The Minister for Justice has said that the review would begin immediately.
A review of the laws and procedures in the justice system is not the same as a review of an accused person’s innocence.
A judge could not order that a person be acquitted.
There is also a risk that the judicial review process would be delayed or that the process might be compromised.
But the Minister said that she wanted to give the review the time needed to be effective and that a new system would be established within a year.
Justice Minister for Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, said that he had “great confidence” that the new system, which he had called the Republic of Ireland’s Court of Appeal, would be a fair and efficient process.
The new system will give the accused the opportunity to have their case heard in a court that is independent of political influence.
This is a very important development, he said.
He also said that, despite a high level of criticism in the media, the new judicial review mechanism was designed to give certainty to the accused.