Apparent bias: the inclusion of police officers on the jury and Article 6.1 of the Human Rights Act

  • Zia Akhtar
Keywords: Criminal justice, jury, policing, conflict of interest, Human Rights Act

Abstract

In this article Zia Akhtar (Barrister, Grays Inn) looks at the jury trial and the inclusion of members of the police force that may lead to a breach of Article 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998. The author explains tests for determination of bias, the role of judicial discretion and the consideration of conflicts of interest.

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