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Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings

Andrew L-T Choo


The criminal courts have a power to stop a prosecution from proceeding altogether where it would be inappropriate for it to continue. This power to stay proceedings which constitute an abuse of the process of the court has assumed great practical significance and is potentially applicable in many situations. There is at least one consideration of the abuse of process doctrine in virtually every major criminal trial today. This fully updated second edition of Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings blends doctrinal discussion with a thorough consideration of the underlying t ... More

Keywords: European Convention on Human Rights, Article 6 ECHR, England, Wales, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280834
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280834.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew L-T Choo, author
Professor of Law, University of Warwick and Barrister, Matrix Chambers