Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Innocence Rights of Sentenced Offenders

Dr. Mary Rogan Volume_2_Issue_1_Article_5 Civil orders which take effect after a person has been released from a sentence of imprisonment have become more common features of Irish law. Despite representing a major departure from the principle that when a person … Continue reading

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How the Presumption of Innocence Renders the Innocent Vulnerable to Wrongful Convictions

Dr. Michael Naughton IJLS_Vol_2_Issue_1_Article_4 This article argues, contrary to a straightforward reading, that the presumption of innocence and accompanying principles – the burden of proof on the prosecution to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt – acts in reality … Continue reading

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The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law: Recent Trends and Possible Explanations

Dr. C. Hamilton Volume_2_Issue_1_Article_2 The existence of four contemporary threats to the presumption of innocence in England and Wales has been posited by Ashworth. The aim of this article is to take stock of the law in the Republic of … Continue reading

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Miscarriages of Justice in Ireland: A Survey of the Jurisprudence with Suggestions for the Future

David Langwallner Volume_2_Issue_1_Article_3 This article will examine the legislative scheme under the Criminal Procedure Act 1993 and the case law thereon dealing with miscarriages of justice in Ireland. The article will suggest deficiencies in the jurisprudence and potential areas of … Continue reading

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