The Case for the Right to Silence
This work takes account of recent changes, principally the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994, which has amended the right to silence. It has been updated to take account of the Report of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice and the relevant research done for the Commission.
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The history and development of the law on the right to silence
the debate on the right to silence
The right to silence in Northem Ireland
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