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.

Table of Contents

Part 1 – ECHR and HRA
1. The European Convention on Human Rights
2. ECHR Procedure
3. Reservations and Derogations
4. Interpretation of Convention Rights
5. Human Rights Act 1988-Substance
6. Human Rights Act 1988–Application
7. Human Rights Act 1988–Remedies
8. Appeals in Criminal Cases

Part 2 – Criminal Investigation
9. Covert Policing
10. Surveillance, Covert Human Intelligence Sources, and Entrapment
11. Interception of Communications
12. Interference with Property
13. Powers of Search and Seizure
14. Arrest and Detention
15. Collection and Retention of Personal Data
16. Victims of Crime
17. Human Trafficking

Part 3 – Pre-Trial Issues
18. Extradition
19. Bail
20. Right to Representation
21. Delay
22. The Media
23. Disclosure
24. Issues of Criminal Responsibility
25. Mental Health and Capacity

Part 4 –Trial and Sentence
26. Participation and a Fair and Impartial Tribunal
27. Burden and Standard of Proof
28. Self-Incrimination and the Right to Silence
29. Admissibility of Evidence
30. Vulnerable Witnesses
31. Article 7
32. Article 8
33. Article 9
34. Article 10
35. Article 11
36. Sentence


Product details

Published 16 Feb 2023
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 656
ISBN 9781526519535
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Series Criminal Practice Series
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Ben Douglas-Jones KC

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Daniel Bunting

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Paul Mason

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Benjamin Newton

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