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hung jury


Comparative law notes


In China, even though people's assessors (人民陪审员) can vote on the verdict, they vote along with the judges as a member of the court or tribunal, and their votes are counted together with the votes of the judges. So, there will not be a situation of a "hung jury" in China.

Definitions of hung jury


a jury that is unable to reach a majority verdict (=a decision made at the end of a trial supported by a minimum specified number of jurors). A jury is a group of people selected to reach a decision on questions of fact based on evidence presented in court.

The trial of an Auckland businessman accused of arranging the arson of his own food business has ended in a hung jury.