Journal Article

Foreign Acts of Torture and the Admissibility of Evidence

Tobias Thienel

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 4, issue 2, pages 401-409
Published in print May 2006 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online May 2006 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mql018
Foreign Acts of Torture and the Admissibility of Evidence

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The author discusses, from the point of view of international human rights law, the judgment of the British House of Lords in A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (No. 2), which held that statements obtained by torture could never be admissible in evidence. The judgment is concluded to be fully consonant with international law and to provide an excellent example for other courts faced with this highly topical question.

Journal Article.  4466 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law

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