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OPBP Publishes Report on Life Imprisonment

Olivia Flasch 5th September 2016

OPBP is delighted to publish a Report on the imposition of life sentences that well exceed the life expectancy of the convicted person. It contains a comparative analysis of nine jurisdictions, and asks four questions: 1) how is an individual sentenced in each jurisdiction, 2) what restrictions are there on sentencing to life imprisonment, 3) what are the […]

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Oxford Centre for Criminology: 50th Anniversary Summer Conference

admin 4th March 2016

The Oxford Centre for Criminology invites you to the 50th Anniversary Summer Conference, ‘Contemporary Dilemmas in Criminal Justice,’ which is being held on 4 June 2016 from 9:15am to 6:00pm in the Andrew Wiles Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford. This conference will bring together MPs, QCs, senior police, and many high-profile keynote figures from criminal justice […]

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REDRESS Publishes Report on Victim Participation in Domestic Proceedings with OPBP's Assistance

admin 29th August 2015

Human rights NGO REDRESS has published a new report on victim participation in criminal proceedings relating to international crimes (‘the Report’). This is a comprehensive document juxtaposing the victim’s right to participate in such proceedings across 22 different jurisdictions. Research for this project was conducted in two phases. The first phase involved desk-based research of […]

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Adopts Guidelines, Acknowledges OPBP’S Contribution

Zachary Vermeer 5th May 2015

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has highlighted the contribution of OPBP’s research to the preparation of its draft document providing basic principles and guidelines to member States. The Working Group, led by Special Rapporteur Mads Andenas, has been working since 2012 to provide a framework document for states on the legal principles governing […]

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OPBP Makes Submissions to REDRESS on Victim Participation in Criminal Procedures

Arushi Garg 18th April 2015

OPBP has prepared comparative law research for REDRESS on victim participation in criminal procedures. REDRESS intends to rely on this research to develop recommendations and/or a model legal framework for victim participation in judicial mechanisms for the prosecution of international crimes. The Report analyses the law in nine different jurisdictions, providing summary conclusions separately for common law […]

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