The Special Criminal Court: Practice and Procedure by Alice Harrison has won law book of the year 2021 at the Irish Law Awards (29 October).
This year’s nominations expanded the publication range to include those that would have been eligible for the 2020 ceremony, which was halted due to the pandemic.
Consultant editors Justice Una Ní Raifeartaigh and Michael Bowman SC contributed to the award-winning book.
Published by Bloomsbury Professional Ireland, The Special Criminal Court: Practice and Procedure is the first general textbook in four decades to cover all aspects of the Special Criminal Court.
It is a comprehensive and detailed review of the court's rulings, legislative developments, and procedural and evidential rules.
Since the Special Criminal Court is a creature of statute, the procedural rules are extraordinarily specific, which are clearly set out in the book.
The book covers the range of offences typically tried by the court, and contains detailed discussions on witness protection, investigative powers, surveillance, organised crime, challenges taken to the Special Criminal Court regime considering the Irish Constitution, and the European Convention on Human Rights.
To celebrate this award Bloomsbury Professional are offering this title at a special price of €150 (RRP: €205).