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Right to Silence debate, the Northern Ireland Experience, 1994

No.-29-Right-to-Silence-debate-the-Northern-Ireland-Experience-May-1994

This Report is based on research undertaken by Ellen Weaver, a solicitor and freelance researcher, on behalf of JUSTICE and CAJ.

This project focuses on:

  1. The change in rates of charge and conviction, particularly in serious and terrorist cases.
  2. The experience of legal practitioners, particularly in regard to suspects cautioned and questioned by the police.
  3. The way in which the provisions were interpreted by the judges as trial, in the light of concerns about a shift in the burden of proof.
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