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Private prosecutions—the long view: part one

Published on: 04 October 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private prosecutions—the long view: part one
  • Is the use of private prosecutions increasing?
  • What is a private prosecution?
  • Why choose to bring a private prosecution?
  • How are private prosecutions different to normal prosecutions by government agencies?
  • How do private prosecutions coexist with concepts of prosecution in the context of crimes of universal jurisdiction—such as the international crime of aggression?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Increasing use is now made of private prosecutions. Private prosecutors are a permanent—and have proved to be a relatively effective—discrete sector of the legal industry. There are as many rationales for framing and bringing private prosecutions as there are types of private prosecutors. In the first of a two-part interview, Abigail Bright, a tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, gives an overview—or long view—of private prosecutions. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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