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Protecting the Right to a Fair Trial in an Era of Criminal Justice Transformation

Jackson, John


John Jackson


Brice Dickson

Conor McCormick


This chapter considers the manner in which the UK’s highest courts have met the challenge of maintaining fair trial rights in an era of unprecedented change in criminal justice. Emphasis is placed on the framework of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the need for courts to take account of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Particular attention is given to how the senior judiciary has responded to restrictions on fundamental principles of fairness and fair criminal trial standards and to evolving standards of fairness in pre-trial and post-trial procedures.

Online Publication Date Nov 11, 2021
Publication Date Dec 2, 2021
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2022
Book Title The Judicial Mind: A Festschrift for Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore
Chapter Number 15
ISBN 9781509944781
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