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Published: 11 September 2008

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199280834

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Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings

Second Edition

Andrew L.-T. Choo

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

  • Examines an issue of vital importance in criminal proceedings: there is at least one consideration of the abuse of process doctrine in virtually every major criminal trial today
  • The previous edition of this work proved highly influential and has been cited in several appellate decisions including decisions of the House of Lords and the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Comparative analysis of many jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and USA

New to this Edition:

  • Examines the profound impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on judicial discretion to stay criminal proceedings
  • Explores substantial amounts of important caselaw since publication of the first edition
  • Extensively revised coverage of delay, taking into account ECHR jurisprudence and discussions in English courts over the interplay between Article 6 ECHR and abuse of process in the area of delay

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