Codified criminal procedure and human rights : some observations on the French experience
Hodgson, Jacqueline. (2003) Codified criminal procedure and human rights : some observations on the French experience. Criminal Law Review . pp. 165-182. ISSN 0011-135XFull text not available from this repository.
This article begins by examining the nature of codification in France, before going on to look at its significance in the area of human rights and criminal justice. In particular, it discusses the ways in which the approaches of the French courts and the legislature, as well as the legal and occupational cultures of police, prosecutors and judges, serve to promote (or at times, constrain) legal change in this area. Whilst codification may present obstacles to change and the role of the courts in particular has become blurred, the centrality of the Code of criminal procedure and the principles which it enshrines represent an important reference point around which debate can take place. This is in stark contrast to the absence of any clear and consistent framework of rights, responsibilities or principles governing criminal justice reform in this jurisdiction.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Criminal Law Review|
|Publisher:||Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.|
|Official Date:||March 2003|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 165-182|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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