Great news! You may be innocent: the theoretical scope of the presumption of innocence

Coleman, Michelle (2015) Great news! You may be innocent: the theoretical scope of the presumption of innocence. In: Middlesex University School of Law PhD Seminar, 25-26 June 2015, Middlesex University London, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

The presumption of innocence is a basic human right acknowledged in almost every human rights agreement and has been considered a matter of customary international law. Despite the fact that the presumption is widely recognized there is no universally accepted meaning as to its scope. The scholarly debate on the issue ranges from a limited scope confined only to the accused during the actual trail to the presumption being part of a wider duty that everyone should hold out towards everyone else, and that it is not just a right held at trial, but a part of a greater responsibility as a community. I will discuss the scholarly debate on the scope of presumption of innocence. Through this, I will give examples of how the theoretical scopes would work in practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 25385
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Depositing User: Michelle Coleman
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 15:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 15:36
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25385

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