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Vulnerable Witnesses and Cross-Examination: A Path to Reform

Jeff Ward Vol_7_Issue_1_Article_2 Cross-examination is considered an integral aspect of the adversarial trial process and of the accused’s right to a fair trial. However, there has been insufficient attention in Ireland on the detrimental impact that it can have on … Continue reading

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Foreword to Special Edition of the I.J.L.S. on the Presumption of Innocence

The Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Hardiman Volume_2_Issue_1_Article 1

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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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Sexual Violence: Witnesses and Suspects Debating Document

Justice Peter Charleton and Stephen Byrne Volume 1 Issue 1 Article 1 This article explores the rules of evidence and criminal procedure as they apply in sexual offence cases. These rules include the admissibility of self-serving statements to the Gardaí … Continue reading

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