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A review of double jeopardy law in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Coffey, Gerard
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-16T12:15:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5344
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Protection against retrials for the same criminal offence is a fundamental principle of criminal justice and procedure in legal systems concerned with securing due process of law. The ancient common law prohibition on multiple trials, known as the double jeopardy principle, is a legal concept that is well known throughout the common law world. The salutary principle has constitutional status and finds expression in numerous human rights treaties. This article evaluates the prohibition on double jeopardy (including the recent statutory modification) and considers whether the protection is primarily a procedural right for the protection of the accused or a procedural rule to protect the institutional integrity of criminal justice process and judicial outcomes. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland, Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Criminal Law Journal;26 (3), pp. 66-76
dc.relation.uri http://www.westlaw.ie/
dc.rights This is the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available; http://www.westlaw.ie/ en_US
dc.subject double jeopardy en_US
dc.subject autrefois acquit en_US
dc.subject autrefois convict en_US
dc.title A review of double jeopardy law in Ireland 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 2016-09-21T06:49:49Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2017-09-20
dc.embargo.terms 2017-09-20 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1645270
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Criminal Law Journal
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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