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Golden Threads and Pragmatic Patches: Fairness in Criminal Justice - Lecture 2: Righting Criminal Justice,

being delivered by Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand as part of the Hamlyn Lecture Series

A College of Social Sciences and International Studies lecture
Date14 November 2016
Time18:00 to 19:30
PlaceXFI Henderson Lecture Theatre

Delivered by Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand as part of the Hamlyn Lecture Series

Enacted statements of rights provide organising principles and moral weight to the principles and rules of criminal justice derived from the common law.  The lecture explores the extent to which invocation of the language of rights has improved the delivery of just and fair outcomes in criminal justice.  It questions whether the vitality of criminal justice may come to be diminished in those jurisdictions with legislative statements of right and partial codification of the law of evidence by focus on statutory interpretation, the minimum standards set for observance of human rights, the balancing methodology used by courts (and sometimes legislatively prescribed) to adjust rights or justify their breach, and an emphasis on safety of verdict to the exclusion of rule of law considerations.  These themes are discussed by reference to recent cases in Canada, Australia and New Zealand concerned with police deception or unlawful conduct in investigations.  Such pre-trial impropriety may not give rise to unsafe verdicts but may evade observance of rights or infringe rule of law values.

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ProviderCollege of Social Sciences and International Studies
Intended audienceEveryone is Welcome to Attend, places will be allocated on a 'first come, first serve' basis,
Registration informationRSVP to SSIS-Events@exeter.ac.uk.Doors will be opening at 5.45pm for a prompt 6pm start, Attendees names will to be checked on arrival.
OrganizerJane Browning
Hamlyn_Lecture_Elias_poster_.pdfPoster for Hamlyn Lecture - Dame Sian Elias (56K)

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