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Challenges to prosecutorial discretion.

Arnell, Paul; Sharp, Laura


Paul Arnell

Laura Sharp


Considers challenges to prosecutorial discretion in light of the ECtHR decision in Da Silva v United Kingdom (5878/08) on whether UK authorities had failed, under ECHR art.2, to conduct an effective investigation into the fatal shooting by police officers of a man mistakenly identified as a suicide bomber. Refers to the case in the context of the prosecutorial aftermath of the fatal bin lorry accident in Glasgow December 2014.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 29, 2016
Journal Scots law times
Print ISSN 0036-908X
Publisher Sweet and Maxwell
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Pages 113-115
Institution Citation ARNELL, P. and SHARP, L. 2016. Challenges to prosecutorial discretion. Scots law times [online], 21, pages 113-115. Available from:
Keywords Decisions to prosecute; Duty to undertake effective investigation; Fatal accidents; Glasgow; Right to life
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