On 22nd May at the University of Limerick, The Hon Mr Justice John Edwards launched Andrea Ryan’s book, Towards a System of European Criminal Justice -The Problem of Admissibility of Evidence (Routledge 2014).
Drawing upon case studies from Ireland, France and Italy, and adopting a legal cultural perspective enriched by the author’s observations of criminal trials, the book presents a detailed analysis of the developments to date in EU criminal justice and evidence law. By examining evidence practices the book asks whether the inquisitorial and accusatorial traditions within the EU systems are too irreconcilable to achieve a system of mutual admissibility of evidence. With the developing landscape of a European criminal justice sphere comes an increasing imperative for scholars and practitioners to gain some insight into the diversity that exists in the criminal justice systems of European Union Member States. The book will be of great interest and use to academics and practitioners with an interest in European and comparative criminal justice, criminal procedure, human rights and socio-legal studies.
Main photo: Dr. Andrea Ryan with The Hon Mr. Justice John Edwards
Pictured (l-r): The Hon Mr Justice John Edwards, Dr Andrea Ryan and Prof Shane Kilcommins at the launch of Andrea's book on Friday 22nd May