Chang-Tave & Ors v The Republic & Anor (CP 13/2019) [2020] SCCC 394 (07 July 2020);

Headnote and Holding: 

Criminal procedure: Bail : refusal of bail and remand in custody : alleged breaches of Articles 16, 18,19, 27 and 31 of the Constitution : international instruments and Constitution support the principle that remand in custody pursuant to lawful arrest must not only be lawful but reasonable in the circumstances : remand in custody must be necessary in all the circumstances, for example, to prevent flight, interference with evidence or the recurrence of crime : correct approach to discrimination under Art 27 : petitioner has to establish that there has been differentiation on a particular ground, if no ground is raised, court not able to assess whether differentiation unfair : petitioners did not raise particular ground : other breaches alleged hinged on Art 27 : docket : trite that judge hearing bail should not consider contents of trial docket : petitioners challenging a practice directive without any reference to its provisions in the petition, or annexing it : court not able to consider constitutionality in this absence