Police 'Oppresive' Interview

'Tainted and undue pressure' put on the defendant to get him to speak to police officers when he told them he didn't want to answer questions.  Scottish case v Jake Hawkins [2017]

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The Disclosure of Unused Material

Making it Fair: The Disclosure of Unused Material in Volume Crown Court Cases

This inspection by HMCPSI and HMIC identified a number of issues which are contributing to widespread failures across the board by both police and prosecutors.

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Protecting an informants identity

WV v CPS 2011 - WV brought an application for permission to apply for a judicial review to quash a decision by the CPS to disclose to the defence in a trial that he was the person who had provided the police with information. The CPS had decided not to protect his identity by way of a P.I.I. (Public Interest Immunity) hearing.

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Inquiry into undercover police in N. Ireland

An anti-globalisation activist has won the first stage of a High Court battle to have a major inquiry into alleged wrongdoing by undercover British police officers extended to cover their activities in Northern Ireland.

 

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