Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Keeping Abreast of Hong Kong’s ‘Breast Assault’ Case: A Legal and Feminist Critique

Keeping Abreast of Hong Kong’s ‘Breast Assault’ Case: A Legal and Feminist Critique

All men are equal, but some men are more equal than others – others as in women, regrettably. It may not be ...
Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”

Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”

The week before last, the Pakistani Supreme Court admitted Asia bibi’s appeal against her conviction and death ...
India, the Land of Ironies: A Constitutional Democracy’s Dance with the Death Penalty

India, the Land of Ironies: A Constitutional Democracy’s Dance with the Death Penalty

India is a country of ironies. Barely a fortnight ago, we had a consultation on the death penalty organised by the ...
The Execution of Justice in Venezuela

The Execution of Justice in Venezuela

In 2009, Judge María Lourdes Afiuni released a political prisoner on bail. Hours after the judgment was delivered, ...
The Pornography of Policing: The “Rape Bait”

The Pornography of Policing: The “Rape Bait”

In Bombay, two men posing as cops raped a 17-year-old girl and filmed the violence they perpetrated on the phone ...
Glossip v Gross: Taking Up Justice Breyer’s Call to Question the Death Penalty

Glossip v Gross: Taking Up Justice Breyer’s Call to Question the Death Penalty

Last month the United States Supreme Court ruled in Glossip v. Gross 135 S. Ct. 2726 (2015) that the use of ...
The Mandatory Death Penalty and Narratives of the Common Law

The Mandatory Death Penalty and Narratives of the Common Law

Some people say the common law is all about narrative. A story gets told, then retold and retold and with each ...
"You Have the Right to an Attorney that We Approve of”: Right to Counsel under Iran's New Criminal Procedure Code

"You Have the Right to an Attorney that We Approve of”: Right to Counsel under Iran's New Criminal Procedure Code

Under Iran’s new Criminal Procedure Code only lawyers pre-approved by the Head of the Judiciary may intervene ...
Glossip v. Gross: SCOTUS Affirmation of Underdeveloped Science for the Lifeline of the Death Penalty

Glossip v. Gross: SCOTUS Affirmation of Underdeveloped Science for the Lifeline of the Death Penalty

On 29 June 2015, in Glossip v. Gross 576 U. S. ____ (2015), Justice Alito gave the majority opinion (joined by ...
Imprisoning Children: Against Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Brazil

Imprisoning Children: Against Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Brazil

The Brazilian House of Representatives is on a fast track to adopt a constitutional amendment (PEC 171/1993) by the
The Death Penalty for Foreign Nationals and Migrant Workers

The Death Penalty for Foreign Nationals and Migrant Workers

On 16th and 17th June, 2015, a group of experts met in Geneva to address the issue of foreign nationals, including ...
Addressing ‘Revenge Porn’ in Namibia

Addressing ‘Revenge Porn’ in Namibia

In recent years, there have been reports of sexually explicit material involving Namibian citizens and residents ...

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