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  • 2019-11-07T15:00:00 2019-11-07T18:30:00 Europe/Paris Criminal Law European Convention Center Luxembourg Salle E UIA
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Criminal Law

  • 07/11/2019 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • European Convention Center Luxembourg Salle E


The Right of Silence
The right of silence - the right of the accused to refuse to answer questions before or during trial - has a long history. Supporters of the right regard it as protecting the presumption of innocence whereas its critics see it as a refuge for the guilty.
What do we mean by the right of silence today? Is it still used and does it offer the same level of protection, including in multi-jurisdictional investigations? A number of jurisdictions have found ways in which to erode this right, whether by adverse inference or by the compulsion of information, with criminal sanction for refusal to comply.


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