About the blog: Criminal Justice Notes offers a brief insight into a few significant developments in criminal law, policing and criminal procedure over the previous month. The primary focus is on developments that reflect changes to law and policy primarily in the UK, Ireland and the EU. Occasionally, it will also include a major decision from international courts and Supreme Courts in other common law jurisdictions.
About the author: Professor Dermot P J Walsh is a Professor of Law at Kent Law School, University of Kent; formerly professor of law at the University of Limerick, senior lecturer in law at the University of Ulster and lecturer in law at University College Cork. He is a member of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland. He was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2011, is a former President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers and was a Senior Government of Ireland Research Fellow in 2007-2008. He has served on several public bodies in criminal justice and higher education in Ireland. His primary research interests are in policing, criminal procedure, EU criminal law and human rights. He has published extensively in these fields. Leading works include: Walsh on Criminal Procedure 2nd ed (2016); Human Rights and Policing in Ireland (2009); and The Irish Police: a Legal and Constitutional Perspective (1998). His research on Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland was adopted as a core part of the Irish government’s successful representations to the British government for the establishment of a second Tribunal of Inquiry into the events of that day; see Dermot P.J. Walsh Bloody Sunday and the Rule of Law in Northern Ireland (2000).