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Evidence, Proof and Justice

Evidence, Proof and Justice

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This book uses legal philosophy to analyse the transformation of the rules of evidence in English courts. Issues such as adverse inferences from silence, fundamental rights of defendants, double jeopardy, public interest immunity and expert evidence and mathematical proof are critically assessed with a view to showing that the proliferation of statutes on evidence in English courts, the wide discretionary powers vested in judges to admit all types of evidence raise serious issues of justice and ‘open impartiality’ as distinct from ‘close impartiality’. Suggestions for reform are proffered.


amazing book. very inlighting

Edmund Macmiller

A very good reference book.


Solomon E. Salako

Professor Solomon E. Salako, LL.B. (London), LL.M. (London), M.Phil. (London), A.C.I.S., Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, has taught law at Ogun State University (Nigeria) and Leeds Metropolitan University and Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom). He is currently Professorial Fellow in The Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies at Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom. His research interests are in Criminal Law, Evidence, Philosophy, Legal Theory, Human Rights, International Biomedical Law and Ethics, Biotechnology and International Law and International Relations. He is the author of Evidence, 2009, available at and Evidence, Proof and Justice: Legal Philosophy and the Provable in English Courts, Ventus Publishing, Denmark, 2010; available at and numerous books and articles on medical law and ethics. His best known recent publications include “The Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine: A new look at international biomedical law and ethics” (2008) 27 Medicine and Law 339-356, “The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights: Protecting Future Generations and the Quest for a Global Consensus” (2008) 27 Medicine and Law 805-823, “Research Ethics Committees and Community Values: Devlin, Dworkin, Hart and Beyond” (2010) 29 Medicine and Law 37-50, “Informed Consent under the European Convention on Biomedicine and the Universal Declaration on Bioethics” (2011) 30 Medicine and Law 101-113, “Agrobiotechnology, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Traditional Knowledge” (2012) 20 (2) African Journal of International and Comparative Law 318-332 and “Civil Wars and the Right to Self-Determination”, International Law Research, Vol. 2, no. 1, 2013: 129-144.


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