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From Mar Jimeno Bulnes:
At last an official English translation of Spanish Jury Law has been provided by the Minister of Justice. The Spanish jury system is regulated by the Organic Act 5/1995 on the jury. The jury court in Spain is composed of 9 citizens and a professional judge as magistrate-president, who belongs to Provincial Court, Criminal Section. Jury trial is contemplated for certain specific crimes. However, no right to be judged by a jury is included in the Spanish Constitution. Art.125 of the Spanish Constitution only specifies the right to "participate in the administration of justice through the institution of the jury, in the manner and with respect to those criminal trials as determined by law." Probably the most singular characteristics of Spanish jury by comparison to the American one are the rules of majority and reasoned verdict. Five votes are required to prove a fact as 'favorable' to the accused;seven are required to prove a fact as 'unfavorable.' Also Spanish rules require that the verdict be accompanied by 'a brief explanation of the reasons, which justify the declaration of certain facts as proved or not proved.' This requirement of reasoned verdicts is astonishing to anyone familiar with the classic jury, and has caused relevant case-law in order to determine when this condition is fulfilled. Official copy of Spanish Jury Law translated into English (PDF).
Here is a link of the video clip featuring the Korean jury system at KBS (Korea Broadcasting System). The shadow jury study is introduced at around 27-37 minutes of the clip.
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