Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 95 (Oct)
Court: European Court of Human Rights

Judges Pellonpaa (President), Bratza, Pastor Ridruejo, Palm, Casadevall, Maruste, Pavlovschi and Mr M O'Boyle (Section Registrar)

Judgment Dates: 8 October 2002


Criminal Law - Trial - Summing up - Adverse comment - Silence of accused - Direction to jury - Adverse inference direction - Accused failing to answer questions at police station interview - Judge directing jury as to permissible inferences from accused's silence - Whether terms of direction compatible with accused's right to silence - s 34 - European Convention on Human Rights, art 6.

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