Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Indian Supreme Court on Gender Sensitisation of Judges: Aparna Bhat & Ors v State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr

Indian Supreme Court on Gender Sensitisation of Judges: Aparna Bhat & Ors v State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr

To achieve gender justice, it is critical that the judiciary avoid stereotypes and social biases to strengthen a ...
The Struggle to Establish Human Rights Courts in India: An Unfulfilled Promise

The Struggle to Establish Human Rights Courts in India: An Unfulfilled Promise

A petition was filed by Bhavika Phore on July 8, 2019, in the Supreme Court of India seeking to solidify human ...
Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Over a year ago, in the midst of the uprisings that followed the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, myself ...
Why Punitive Policies and Laws Will Not Solve Violent Crime in Jamaica

Why Punitive Policies and Laws Will Not Solve Violent Crime in Jamaica

“Police kill 7 in Braeton”. “Massacre in Tivoli”. “Police death squads uncovered” These headlines tell ...
Addressing Police Brutality in Nigeria – A Crisis of Non-Implementation

Addressing Police Brutality in Nigeria – A Crisis of Non-Implementation

For weeks in October 2020, young Nigerians held nationwide protests denouncing years of extra-judicial killings, ...
First Nations Deaths in Custody and the Politics of Denial

First Nations Deaths in Custody and the Politics of Denial

The announcement of an Australian Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1987 promised to be a ...
The Green Tide Floods the Mexican Supreme Court

The Green Tide Floods the Mexican Supreme Court

The Mexican Supreme Court made history this month. In a landmark ruling, it established that absolute abortion ...
Legal Developments to Combat Violence Against Women in Brazil

Legal Developments to Combat Violence Against Women in Brazil

In March 2021, Law nº.14.132 was enacted, which creates the crime of stalking. The law amended the Brazilian Penal ...
The Hidden Pandemic of Domestic Abuse: Will Criminalising Coercive Control in Australia Protect the Most Vulnerable?

The Hidden Pandemic of Domestic Abuse: Will Criminalising Coercive Control in Australia Protect the Most Vulnerable?

Globally, organisations supporting survivors of domestic abuse have faced unparalleled challenges during the ...
Kurt v Austria: ECHR Positive Obligations Without a Coercive Sting?

Kurt v Austria: ECHR Positive Obligations Without a Coercive Sting?

A terrible family drama reopens the debate about the coercive sting of ECHR positive obligations Measures to ...
Belarus’ Forced Landing and Crimes against Humanity: The Background Noise of an International Scandal?

Belarus’ Forced Landing and Crimes against Humanity: The Background Noise of an International Scandal?

On Sunday, May 23, the international community was left in shock as Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair flight ...
Ukraine Adopts Law on War Crimes: Filling the Glaring Gaps in the Domestic Legislation

Ukraine Adopts Law on War Crimes: Filling the Glaring Gaps in the Domestic Legislation

The Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's Parliament) passed Bill No. 2689 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts on the ...

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