Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sabine Gless, Thomas Richter
    Pages 1-11 Open Access
  3. Comparative Perspectives

  4. Exclusionary Rules—Quo Vadis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Jenia Iontcheva Turner, Thomas Weigend
      Pages 255-282 Open Access
    3. Sabine Gless, Laura Macula
      Pages 349-380 Open Access

About this book


This open access publication discusses exclusionary rules in different criminal justice systems. It is based on the findings of a research project in comparative law with a focus on the question of whether or not a fair trial can be secured through evidence exclusion. 

Part I explains the legal framework in which exclusionary rules function in six legal systems: Germany, Switzerland, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Singapore, and the United States. Part II is dedicated to selected issues identified as crucial for the assessment of exclusionary rules. These chapters highlight the delicate balance of interests required in the exclusion of potentially relevant information from a criminal trial and discusses possible approaches to alleviate the legal hurdles involved.


Legal Framework for Exclusionary Rules Safeguarding a Fair Trial Impact of Exclusionary Rules Exclusionary Rules in Criminal Justice Systems Exclusion of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings Exclusionary Rules in Germany Exclusionary Rules in England Exclusionary Rules in Switzerland Exclusionary Rules in China Exclusionary Rules in Singapore Exclusionary Rules in USA Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabine Gless
    • 1
  • Thomas Richter
    • 2
  1. 1.Juristische Fakultät der Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Freiburg im BreisgauGermany

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