Multiculturalism, Representation and Integration: Citizenship Requirements for Jury Service

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Title: Multiculturalism, Representation and Integration: Citizenship Requirements for Jury Service
Authors: Howlin, Niamh
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Date: Sep-2012
Abstract: This article examines the practice of restricting jury service to citizens. While some jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom and New Zealand, base jury eligibility on permanent residency status, others, such as Ireland and the United States limit it to citizens. This article examines sets out two principal arguments in favour of abolishing citizenship requirements. First, the need to ensure that juries are broadly representative of the community from which they are drawn. Secondly, the need to promote integration more generally, particularly as Western societies become increasingly multicultural. The ¬†article also considers specifically Irish constitutional and historical reasons why this citizenship requirement is difficult to justify.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Round Hall
Journal: Dublin University Law Journal
Volume: 35
Issue: 2012-09
Start page: 148
End page: 172
Copyright (published version): 2012, Round Hall
Keywords: JuriesMulticulturalismCitizenshipConstitutional Law
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
ISBN: 978-1-85800-678-9
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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