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The Phone-Hacking Inquiry CPD Training Bundle
Categories:
Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at practitioners interested in the requirements of fairness in public inquiries. It will consider the privilege against self-incrimination, including the statutory framework and the scope of the privilege. It will explore the general right to fair treatment and the safeguards available. It will then focus on the Leveson Inquiries, and who may be under the spotlight, what the relevant requirement of fairness may be in both stages one and two and the indications that those requirements will be met.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand why fairness is so important in public inquiries;
  • Understand the rules relating to the privilege against self incrimination and the scope of the privilege;
  • Understand whether risk against reputational damage will be protected;
  • Be aware of the general right to fair treatment;
  • Know what safeguards will be available in terms of ensuring fair procedure within an Inquiry;
  • Have considered the relevant requirements of fairness in the Leveson Inquiry.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Blunt v Park Lane Hotel Ltd [1942] 2 KB 253;
  • Den Norske Bank v Antonatos [1998] All ER (D) 137;
  • Inquiries Act 2005;
  • Inquiry Rules 2006;
  • R v Lord Saville of Newdigate, ex p A [2000] 1 WLR 1855;
  • Rank Film Distributors v Video Information Centre [1982] AC 380;
  • Re Officer L (2007) UKHL 36;
  • Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry;
  • Saunders v United Kingdom 43/1994/490/672, Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights, 17 December 1996;
  • The Civil Evidence Act 1968;
  • Three Rivers No.6 (2004) UKHL 48;
  • Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1921;
  • www.publicinquiries.org.
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In this podcast Ashley Underwood QC a barrister from Cornerstone Chambers discusses the requirements of fairness in public inquiries, focusing specifically on the Leveson Inquiries.

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