Daniel Cullen

Daniel Cullen is a Research Officer in the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. He holds an LLM in Law from Birkbeck, University of London, and a BA in History and Economics from SOAS, University of London.

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Hostage Diplomacy: Russia’s Detention of a US journalist as State Hostage-taking

Hostage Diplomacy: Russia’s Detention of a US journalist as State Hostage-taking

On 30 March, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the arrest of the Wall Street Journal’s Moscow Correspondent, Evan Gershkovich, on “suspicion of espionage in the interests of the American government.” As the first ...
UK Supreme Court finds evidence sharing in death penalty case unlawful

UK Supreme Court finds evidence sharing in death penalty case unlawful

On 25 March 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Elgizouli v SSHD [2020] UKSC 10. At issue was the legality of a UK Government decision to provide mutual legal assistance (MLA) to US authorities in ...
High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

On 30 January 2020, the High Court of Kenya – the first level of the country’s superior courts, whose decisions can be appealed to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court – handed down its judgment in the case of Nubian Rights Forum and ...
Why Artificial Intelligence is Already a Human Rights Issue

Why Artificial Intelligence is Already a Human Rights Issue

 Last month, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Professor Philip Alston released a statement following his official visit to the United States. Beyond many issues around taxation, healthcare and housing, his ...
Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

According to recent figures from Amnesty International, at least 1,634 executions took place worldwide last year—the highest reported number in more than 25 years. Given the secrecy surrounding many cases, the true global total may be ...