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The Right to be Presumed Innocent

Stefan Trechsel

in Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271207
eISBN:
9780191709623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271207.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

The right to be presumed innocent is spelled out in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), and the American Convention on ... More


Strict Liability and the Presumption of Innocence: An Exposé of Functionalist Assumptions

Paul Roberts

in Appraising Strict Liability

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278510
eISBN:
9780191706967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278510.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the conceptual, jurisprudential, and moral foundations of the argument for functional quivalence between strict criminal liability and procedural doctrines implicating the ... More


The Rights of the Accused in Trial Proceedings

Salvatore Zappalà

in Human Rights in International Criminal Proceedings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258918
eISBN:
9780191718120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258918.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Private International Law

This chapter begins by describing the presumption of innocence as one of the cornerstones of modern criminal procedure and discussing the three tendencies of constitutionally protecting it. It notes ... More


Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Richard L. Lippke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book provides an account of the presumption of innocence in criminal law and procedure. It maintains that the presumption is a vital component of the proof structure of criminal trials. Trials ... More


Prohibition

Penney Lewis

in Delayed Prosecution for Childhood Sexual Abuse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282289
eISBN:
9780191705441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282289.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In Ireland, an accused person facing a trial on charges relating to a delayed complaint can make a judicial review application for an order of prohibition in a civil court. The defendant's ... More


Presuming Innocence

RA Duff

in Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199696796
eISBN:
9780191742293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696796.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses some aspects of the Presumption of Innocence (PoI) — a topic to which Ashworth has returned several times in recent years. It focuses on two questions about the meaning and ... More


Nonproceduralism and the Presumption of Innocence

Richard L. Lippke

in Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Some scholars cast the presumption of innocence as a substantive constraint on the content of the criminal law. Others see it as appropriately regulative of our interactions with our fellow citizens ... More


The Human Right to Be Presumed Innocent

Richard L. Lippke

in Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the claim made by numerous legal scholars that the presumption of innocence is a substantive human right, and thus not merely a procedural one. Unlike other basic human rights, ... More


The Presumption of Innocence in the Trial Setting

Richard L. Lippke

in Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter examines the presumption of innocence in its most natural setting, that of the criminal trial. The chapter distinguishes the perspective on the accused with which jurors (or judges, in ... More


Incomplete Prosecutions and the Presumption of Innocence

Richard L. Lippke

in Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Sometimes persons become entangled in the criminal justice system but are not convicted of any crimes. All subjects of incomplete prosecutions are apt to suffer adverse social consequences because of ... More


Fairness in International Criminal Trials

Yvonne McDermott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198739814
eISBN:
9780191802782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739814.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This work examines the fair trial standards embraced by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra ... More


Law: Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Responsibility

Paul Thagard

in Mind-Society: From Brains to Social Sciences and Professions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190678722
eISBN:
9780190686420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678722.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

The legal profession is a complex of mental and social mechanisms. Social cognitivism yields new ways of thinking about reasonable doubt, wrongful convictions, and criminal responsibility. Semantic ... More


The Presumption of Innocence Postpunishment

Richard L. Lippke

in Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Once individuals convicted of crimes fully serve their sentences, are they to be presumed innocent again, and for what purposes? Chapter 9 focuses on our treatment of ex-offenders. The discussion is ... More


Pretrial Detention and the Presumption of Innocence

Richard L. Lippke

in Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the controversial practice of pre-trial detention. Such detention has been portrayed by numerous legal scholars as contravening the presumption of innocence. This chapter ... More


The Right to a Fair Trial in Practice in International Criminal Trials

Yvonne McDermott

in Fairness in International Criminal Trials

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198739814
eISBN:
9780191802782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739814.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the components of the right to a fair trial in detail, going beyond the statutory provisions on the rights of the accused to incorporate such rights as the right to appeal, the ... More


Comment and Analysis: Ensuring Experience Remains the Life of the Law: Incorporating Military Realities into the Process of War Crimes Accountability

Geoffrey S. Corn

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2014: Volume I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190270513
eISBN:
9780190271909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270513.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Prosecuting international humanitarian law violations is a critical component in the compliance mosaic. Military commanders are and must remain the focal point for this accountability process; a ... More


John Cyril Smith 1922–2003

Andrew Ashworth

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 130, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263501
eISBN:
9780191734212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263501.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Cyril Smith (1922–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, was Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham where he headed the Law Department for three decades. In 1952–1953, Smith ... More


Justifying the Proof Structure of Criminal Trials

Richard L. Lippke

in Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The proof structure of criminal trials consists of the presumption of innocence, which is to be accorded to the accused, the burden of proof, which is on the government, and the standard of proof, ... More


Defending Preventive Detention

Christopher Slobogin

in Criminal Law Conversations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199861279
eISBN:
9780190260071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents an authoritative overview of preventive detention, with particular emphasis on the jurisprudence of dangerousness. It examines the standard objections to preventive detention, ... More


Justice

William A. Schabas

in The Customary International Law of Human Rights

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192845696
eISBN:
9780191938016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845696.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The right to justice is central to modern human rights law. This is often summarised as a right to a fair trial but the right to justice has other important dimensions. In terms of fair trial rights, ... More


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