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This course is comparative in nature and examines in depth various, key evidentiary doctrines, focussing upon the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and differences in the approaches adopted by national jurisdictions. Topics addressed include: the nature of proof; expert evidence; vulnerable witnesses; hearsay; the right to confrontation; similar facts evidence; corroboration; and the presumption of innocence. The emphasis is not so much on ‘black-letter law’ but on the principles and policies, often clashing, which underlie the detailed legal rules and regulations governing the relevant types of evidence.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Various major topics in criminal evidence, for instance: expert evidence; hearsay; the right to confrontation; corroboration; similar facts evidence; vulnerable witnesses; reverse presumptions.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
First Attempt: One two hour written examination (67%) and one 3,000 word essay (33%). Re-sit Attempt: 2 hour examination.
There are no assessments for this course.