Right to Silence debate, the Northern Ireland Experience, 1994
Published: May 1, 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:
- The change in rates of charge and conviction, particularly in serious and terrorist cases.
- The experience of legal practitioners, particularly in regard to suspects cautioned and questioned by the police.
- 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.