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Title:

The collision between Art. 180 § 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Art. 6 of the Advocate’s Profession Act

Creator:

Mądrecka, Emilia

Subject and Keywords:

legal professional privilege ; advocate ; Code of Criminal Procedure ; Rules of Professional Ethics ; inadmissible evidence ; conflict of legal rules ; witness

Abstract:

The article analyzes legal professional privilege in the light of provisions of the Advocate’s Profession Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct for Advocates. The author raises the question of conflict between Art. 180 § 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which regulates the advocate’s testimonial privilege and its possible waiver by court’s decision, and Art. 6 of the Advocate’s Profession Act, which treats advocate’s privilege as an absolute rule. The article also comments on the views presented in the doctrine and in judicial decisions. In addition, the author provides an interpretation of the legal regulations/norms and discusses the conflict of legal rules between these regulations. For the purpose of comparison, the article also reviews the situation of advocate–witness in civil and administrative procedures. The legal analysis concludes with proposals de lege ferenda.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Contributor:

Kalisz, Tomasz. Red.

Date issued:

2012

Identifier:

ISSN 2084-5065 ; ISSN 0239-6661

Language:

pol ; eng

Relation:

Nowa Kodyfikacja Prawa Karnego, ISSN 2084-5065, t. 28, 2012, s. 147-160

Is version of:

Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

Rights holder:

© Copyright by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego Sp. z o.o., Wrocław 2012

Autor opisu:

WR U/PAdbg