Practice and Procedure

Offence not vague

PUBLISHED January 5, 2012

The criminal offence of ?encouraging or assisting? the commission of offences ?believing one or more will be committed?, contrary to section 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007, was not vague or uncertain and was therefore not incompatible with a defendant?s rights to a fair trial and to be punished lawfully under articles 6 and 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights.