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The "witness anonymity" and "investigation anonymity" provisions

Ormerod, D. C., Choo, A. L.-T. and Easter, R. L. (2010). The "witness anonymity" and "investigation anonymity" provisions. Criminal Law Review(5), pp. 368-388.

Abstract

This article offers an analysis of the creation of statutory powers to allow witnesses to give evidence anonymously. The latest provisions are those in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 replacing the emergency temporary legislation: Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Act 2008. Consideration is given to that Act, its legislative history and case law. Examination of the new powers for investigation anonymity orders suggests that these are likely to be of symbolic rather than practical significance.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3514
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