Problem

Denial of defendant's right of silence

Nature:

Innocent people held in police custody can be frightened, disorientated and at a low physical and mental ebb, which can lead them into false confessions.

Incidence:

Among western democracies, the UK has abolished the right to silence in Northern Ireland.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2019 – 16:27 CEST