Non bis in idem

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NON BIS IN IDEM, civil law. This phrase signifies that no one shall be twice tried for the same offence; that is, that when a party accused has been once tried by a tribunal in the last resort, and either convicted or acquitted, he shall not again be tried. Code 9, 2, 9 & 11. Merl. Repert. h.t. Vide art. Jeopardy.

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The Corpus Juris proposal has nothing to do with ``indefinite detention on suspicion of future crimes'', or with ``trial by judges, not juries'', and it would not in any way provide for ``secret trials'', or for going against the principle of the ne bis in idem (being tried twice for the same crime).