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dc.contributor.author Coffey, Gerard
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-20T15:45:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-20T15:45:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5133
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The common law principle against double jeopardy is a proscription against retrials for the same criminal offence following a trial on the merits by a court of competent criminal jurisdiction.1 The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform has indicated that the law on double jeopardy might be reformed in this jurisdiction.2 This proposed statutory modification would not abolish the principle but rather provide for an exception where fresh and compelling evidence of the accused’s guilt is discovered following an acquittal or indeed where the acquittal has been tainted by an administration of justice offence. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd., en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Criminal Law Journal;19 (3), pp. 80-88
dc.rights Coffey, Gerard, Post-acquittal retrial for serious criminal offences, 19 (3), pp. 80-88, 2009 in Irish Criminal Law Jorunal reproduced with permission of Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Ltd., This article is the author's orignal manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here:http://www.westlaw.ie/ en_US
dc.subject double jeopardy en_US
dc.subject retrials en_US
dc.title Post-acquittal retrial for serious criminal offences en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-07-19T10:03:40Z
dc.description.version Accepted
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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