The Irish exclusionary rule after DPP v JC

Clare Leon, Tony Ward

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This commentary updates the paper ‘Excluding evidence (or staying proceedings) to vindicate rights in Irish and English law’ by analysing the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Ireland in DPP v JC. It argues that although the court has relaxed the exclusionary rule in one major respect, it has strengthened it in others, and that Ireland's approach to unconstitutionally or illegally obtained evidence remains very different from that of England and Wales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-593
JournalLegal Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


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