On Monday 11th July 2022, Dr Ger Coffey, Lecturer in Law and member of the Centre for Crime, Justice, and Victim Studies, presented a paper entitled ‘Assessing the Contours of the Entrapment Defence in the Criminal Law’ at the Annual International Conference on Law organised by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).
The paper evaluated the common law procedural entrapment defence in comparative perspective with reference to seminal jurisprudence from major common law jurisdictions, and relevant ECtHR jurisprudence, which provided an interpretative analysis on evidential and procedural issues raised with the defence.
The conference provided a unique opportunity to meet, hear and learn from distinguished experts, legal professionals, and academics from around the world. The exchange of ideas and constructively critical feedback on the hypothesis presented greatly informed the paper that will be published by Professor David Frenkel (Ed.), Anthology of Law (2022).
Dr Coffey greatly acknowledges the financial support received from the AHSS Faculty Research Committee to facilitate the presentation of this research paper.