Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Alabama’s Manifest Injustice and the Inhumanity of Execution by Nitrogen Gas Inhalation

Alabama’s Manifest Injustice and the Inhumanity of Execution by Nitrogen Gas Inhalation

On 25 January Alabama intends to be the first US state to use nitrogen gas inhalation as an execution method. Despite a manifestly unjust trial, the presence of convincing science...
Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

On 29 November 2023, Nepal became the second Asian Country to register a same-sex marriage after Taiwan. This represents a significant development in the struggle for marriage equality for the...
The Absentia Dilemma: The Introduction of Trial In-Absentia in Indian Legislation

The Absentia Dilemma: The Introduction of Trial In-Absentia in Indian Legislation

The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), the successor to the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), is one of three new Indian Criminal Law bills, recently passed by the Parliament...
Confronting Cyber Homophobia – Lessons from the United Kingdom and a Plea for Legal Reform in India

Confronting Cyber Homophobia – Lessons from the United Kingdom and a Plea for Legal Reform in India

Priyanshu, a self-taught make-up artist and social media influencer from Ujjain, India, boasting an Instagram account with over 13,000 followers, was known for sharing content related to make-up, beauty, and...
In Defence of Democracy: The Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision Against Military Trials of Civilians

In Defence of Democracy: The Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision Against Military Trials of Civilians

The arrest of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in May led to a wave of protests by his supporters. The protests took a violent turn and resulted in attacks...
Combatting Femicide in Latin America: The Urgent Need for a Stronger Legal Framework

Combatting Femicide in Latin America: The Urgent Need for a Stronger Legal Framework

In March 2023, an Argentine court convicted two men for the 2016 rape and murder of 16-year-old Lucia Perez, a pivotal case in the Ni Una Menos movement against violence...
Community Sentencing: A Positive Shift in the Indian Criminal Justice System

Community Sentencing: A Positive Shift in the Indian Criminal Justice System

A number of alternatives to custodial sentences have been introduced in the Indian criminal justice system, with progress being made over time towards open prisons, probation, and rehabilitation centres. Yet...
(Re)Learning from the Ground-Breaking Judgement of the Supreme Court of Mauritius Decriminalising Sodomy: A Kenyan Perspective

(Re)Learning from the Ground-Breaking Judgement of the Supreme Court of Mauritius Decriminalising Sodomy: A Kenyan Perspective

On 4 October 2023, the Supreme Court of Mauritius delivered a ground-breaking judgment in the case of Abdool Ah Seek v State of Mauritius, which effectively ruled that a law...
Queensland’s Suspension of Human Rights Act for Youth Detention

Queensland’s Suspension of Human Rights Act for Youth Detention

The state government of Queensland in Australia has suspended its Human Rights Act, paving the way for the indefinite confinement of children, some as young as 10 years, in police...
Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Human rights in Sri Lanka have only deteriorated in recent years amidst the economic crisis that unfolded in 2022. The public, although dissatisfied with the state of affairs, is barred...
Italy’s “Hard Prison”Regime and its Human Rights Implications

Italy’s “Hard Prison”Regime and its Human Rights Implications

The case of Alfredo Cospito, an anarchist who remained on a “41-bis” detention regime despite a 6-month long hunger strike, has reignited the debate on the compatibility of the Italian...
From Capture to the Court: The Use of Digital Technology in Advancing the Pursuit of Justice for International Crimes

From Capture to the Court: The Use of Digital Technology in Advancing the Pursuit of Justice for International Crimes

Photos and videos are powerful evidentiary tools to prove a criminal act, including the intent and role of the accused, and to corroborate other evidence such as witness statements. Justice...

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