All your resources at your fingertips.Learn More
21 June 2011
Laws LJ; Stadlen J
Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights did not lay down an absolute entitlement to cross-examine a witness. Where the evidence in disciplinary proceedings is based on the hearsay evidence of one witness alone, and the allegations are akin to criminal charges and would have grave repercussions if proved and where there is a lack of procedural safeguards and the witness could reasonably be expected to attend, it was a violation of Article 6 to admit such evidence as hearsay evidence.
On appeal from
Fitness to Practise Panel (‘FTPP’) of the General Medical Council, 29 October 2010
To read the full case summary and to view the case transcript, you must subscribe to Jordans Public Law Online (if you already subscribe click here to log in).
To request a free trial click here and select Jordans Public Law online from the drop down menu.