Risk of self-incrimination will not justify a witness’ non-attendance at an inquest

M4 v The Coroner’s Service for Northern Ireland, [2022] NICA 6 (here) The privilege against self-incrimination is an ancient right firmly established in our Common Law dating back to the 17th century abolition of the Star Chamber.  This privilege enables a witness to refuse to answer questions in court and to refuse to produce documents or material […]

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