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By Paul Roberts, Jill Hunter

Felony strategy within the universal legislation international is being recast within the photo of human rights. The cumulative impression of human rights legislation - either foreign and family - presages a revolution in universal legislation procedural traditions. The essays during this assortment discover quite a few facets of the 'human rights revolution' in legal facts and technique within the US, Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Republic of eire, Singapore, Scotland, and South Africa. The members offer specialist reviews in their personal family legislations and perform with widespread connection with comparative stories in different jurisdictions. a few essays specialize in particular themes, similar to proof received through torture, the presumption of innocence, rumour, the privilege opposed to self-incrimination, and 'rape protect' legislation. Others search to attract extra normal classes concerning the context of legislation reform, the epistemic calls for of the ideal to a good trial, the household effect of supra-national criminal criteria (especially the eu courtroom of Human Rights), and the scope for re-imagining universal legislations tactics during the medium of human rights. This edited assortment showcases the newest theoretically proficient, methodologically astute, and doctrinally rigorous scholarship in felony approach and facts, in human rights, and in comparative legislations. The ebook could be a massive addition to the literature in all of those fields.

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377 s 275 ................................................................................ 374, 376–80, 385, 388 (1)(a) ........................................................................................................... 378 (b) ................................................................................................... 379, 384 (c) ...................................................................................................... 379–80 (2)(b)...................................................................................................

110 Legal Aid Act 1971 s 10 ................................................................................................................ 105 sch 2 ............................................................................................................... 105 Table of Legislation xxxv Lock-up Rules 1953 ........................................................................................... 104 Police Act 1967 ..........................................................................................

How are these conflicts playing out in particular legal systems? Are there intrinsic or symbolic dimensions to local debates and institutional developments that manifest in particular ways, or is the impact of human rights norms on criminal evidence and procedure simply a question of instrumental effects? How does human rights legislation interact with other primary sources of criminal evidence, including piecemeal legislation addressing evidentiary topics and more systematic codification of procedural law (to the extent that such instruments exist in particular jurisdictions)?

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