Monthly Archives: November 2013


The Right to Silence

By |November 1st, 2013|

One of the most fundamental, yet often misunderstood and seldom utilised rights of an accused person is his right to silence.

What is the right to silence?
In a nutshell, the right to silence is:
The refusal by an accused person to answer questions put to him by an investigator cannot be used against the accused person in a court case.

Why do we have a right to remain silent?
The right to silence is […]