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Because of human rights, states can’t use ‘deep interrogation’ techniques, the presumption of innocence must be upheld and everyone must have access to justice, including legal aid in some cases.

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Retention of DNA evidence by police is unlawful

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Two people who had been charged with a crime but later acquitted complained that the Police where still holding onto their DNA. They won. Guidelines which say that DNA evidence can only be destroyed in "exceptional circumstances" must be subject to their right to privacy.

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