Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

The Mandatory Costs of Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Canada

The Mandatory Costs of Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Canada

Another day another mandatory minimum struck down. In Lloyd, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a one-year ...
Telling the Whole Truth: Post-Assault Contact in Sexual Violence Cases

Telling the Whole Truth: Post-Assault Contact in Sexual Violence Cases

For the last 16 months, Canadians have been engaged in extraordinary conversations connected to the sexual assault ...
Justice Antonin Scalia’s Rebuke of Innocence

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Rebuke of Innocence

Throughout his thirty-year service on the United States Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia questioned whether ...
SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia

SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia

Last year, we featured reflections from Claire Palmer and Rachel Clement on their experiences working as OPBP ...
Sentencing and the Possibility of Reform in India

Sentencing and the Possibility of Reform in India

Last month the Supreme Court of India took a regressive step by affirming a 2008 decision (Swamy Shradhanand) in ...
Minorities suffer as the Supreme Court supports ‘suspicionless’ stop searches

Minorities suffer as the Supreme Court supports ‘suspicionless’ stop searches

In Roberts v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and Another, the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled that ...
The Power of Perception: The ICC and Africa

The Power of Perception: The ICC and Africa

At a recent event organised by Oxford Transitional Justice Research and the ICC Student Network, Judge Cuno ...
Rape Law in Morocco

Rape Law in Morocco

The Moroccan Conseil national des droits de l’Homme (National Human Rights Council, CNDH) has issued a worrying ...
The Meaning of Life Imprisonment – The Case of Khoroshenko v. Russia

The Meaning of Life Imprisonment – The Case of Khoroshenko v. Russia

Life imprisonment is a harsh sanction that is used in most countries in the world. Evidence from treaty bodies, ...
Justifying Deadly Force in the American Supreme Court

Justifying Deadly Force in the American Supreme Court

The case of City of Los Angeles v. Contreras, currently up for first-round consideration before the Supreme Court ...
Tackling Moral Policing in Mumbai: A Human Rights Approach

Tackling Moral Policing in Mumbai: A Human Rights Approach

In the latest news on moral policing, earlier this month the Mumbai police conducted a round of raids across ...
A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine

A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine

In a recent verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (“SCP”), the constitutionality of, inter alia, the 21st ...

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