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Disclosure of Evidence by the Prosecution[16 Nov]

Topic:Disclosure of Evidence by the Prosecution
Speaker: Prof.Asbjørn Strandbakken, University of Bergen Faculty of Law
Host: Prof. SHI Yanan, Vice Dean of Renmin Law School
Time: 15:00-17:00, November 16, 2017
Venue: Conference Room 602, Mingde Law Building

The lecture will deal with the prosecution duties to disclose evidence according to the principle of fair hearing laid down in the European convention of Human Rights. On the background of case law from Strasbourg, the lecture will discuss the limits for withholding information from the defence. Also Norwegian national law is included in the discussion.

Introduction of the speaker

Professor Asbjørn Strandbakkenhas been connected with the University of Bergen since 1990. In 2002, he got his PhD degree in law on the topic Presumption of innocence C in dubio pro reo. He was the vice dean of the law faculty from 2004 to 2009 and was the dean from 2009 to 2017. Professor Strandbakken have published books and articles of the files of criminal law, criminal procedure, human rights and family law. He has served as judge in the district court (1994) and been the leader of governmental law commissions on the DNA and the criminal law and parental responsibilities towards children. His research interests focus on criminal law, criminal procedure, family law and law of succession, police law.

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