The law of human rights permeates every area of law. This title focuses on the impact of human rights law at every stage of the criminal process. It addresses the principal human rights issues that apply during an investigation and prior to a suspect knowing that they are a suspect, powers of arrest and search, and treatment at the police station. It considers every stage of the criminal process, including appeal before the domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights.
Part 1 covers the fundamental principles of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998 and their application in domestic law, particularly in relation to criminal appeals, as well as taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights. Parts 2 to 4 address the three broad phases of a criminal case – investigation, pre-trial and trial – providing an analysis of human rights law as it applies in each phase.
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the often complex interactions between criminal law and human rights; with a wide range of experienced contributors drawn from the legal profession and academia, under the general editorship of Ben Douglas-Jones KC, Daniel Bunting, Paul Mason and Benjamin Newton.