Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law by Paul Roberts, Jill Hunter

By Paul Roberts, Jill Hunter

Legal strategy within the universal legislations global is being recast within the snapshot of human rights. The cumulative influence of human rights legislation - either overseas and family - presages a revolution in universal legislations procedural traditions. The essays during this assortment discover numerous features of the 'human rights revolution' in legal proof and strategy within the US, Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Republic of eire, Singapore, Scotland, and South Africa. The individuals supply professional reviews in their personal family legislation and perform with common connection with comparative stories in different jurisdictions. a few essays concentrate on particular themes, comparable to proof acquired through torture, the presumption of innocence, rumour, the privilege opposed to self-incrimination, and 'rape guard' legislation. Others search to attract extra common classes in regards to the context of legislations reform, the epistemic calls for of the appropriate to a good trial, the household influence of supra-national criminal criteria (especially the eu court docket of Human Rights), and the scope for re-imagining universal legislation approaches during the medium of human rights. This edited assortment showcases the most recent theoretically educated, methodologically astute, and doctrinally rigorous scholarship in felony strategy and facts, in human rights, and in comparative legislations. The e-book should be a huge addition to the literature in all of those fields.

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109 Namibia Criminal Procedure Act 1977 s 227A .............................................................................................................. 48 New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 .................................................................... 19, 97–98, 328 s 4 .................................................................................................................. 328 s 5 ..................................................................................................................

330 (a)............................................................................................................ 358 (e) ............................................................................................................ 353 s 118 .............................................................................................................. 336 s 124 .............................................................................................................. 337 (2)(b)...........................................................................................................

156 Scotland Act 1998...................................................................................... 371, 372 s 29 ................................................................................................................ 371 s 57 ................................................................................................................ 371 Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976.............................................................. 57 s 2 ............................................................................................................

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