This article draws on the history of the hearsay rule, and on recent decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, to argue that the right to confrontation should be recognised as a basic principle of the law of evidence, and that aspects of the Law Commission's proposals for reform of the hearsay rule, and of the Home Office's proposals for restrictions on the right of cross-examination, are therefore unsatisfactory.
Friedman, Richard D. "Thoughts from Across the Water on Hearsay and Confrontation." Crim. L. Rev. 1998 (1998): 697-709.