The Crown could adduce evidence at trial of a suspect's admission under s.172 Road Traffic Act 1988 because it did not of itself breach the privilege against self-incrimination under Art.6 European Convention on Human Rights. The Convention granted a graduation of rights that depended on the seriousness of the criminal charge or the circumstances of the case.

PC (Sc) (Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Steyn, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Clyde, Lord Kirkwood)

05/12/2000

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