Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Euthanasia Case in South Africa: Does the Right to Life Include the Right to Die with Dignity?

Euthanasia Case in South Africa: Does the Right to Life Include the Right to Die with Dignity?

On the 5th May 2015, the Pretoria High Court delivered a judgment in Stransham-Ford v Minister of Justice and ...
Gaughran v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland: the Need for Evidence-Based Reasoning

Gaughran v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland: the Need for Evidence-Based Reasoning

The UK Supreme Court has recently held that the indefinite retention of the DNA profiles of convicted adults does ...
The Prior Sanction Requirement Under Indian Public Law

The Prior Sanction Requirement Under Indian Public Law

On 27 April 2015, the Supreme Court of India (SC) passed judgment in D.T. Virupakshappa v. C. Subhash, a case ...
Pakistan’s New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression in Danger

Pakistan’s New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression in Danger

On April 16, in Pakistan, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Technology approved the ...
Eight Executed: The Price for Drug Offences in Indonesia

Eight Executed: The Price for Drug Offences in Indonesia

Over the last two days the media and human rights groups around the world have expressed repulsion and anger over ...
Mexico’s Torture Problem

Mexico’s Torture Problem

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s finding that ‘torture in Mexico is generalized’ drew an uncharacteristically
Hutchinson v UK – A Change in Direction on Whole Life Orders?

Hutchinson v UK – A Change in Direction on Whole Life Orders?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled in Hutchinson v UK that the imposition of a ‘whole life order’
Implementation of Carter will be the Ultimate Gauge of Success of the Decision

Implementation of Carter will be the Ultimate Gauge of Success of the Decision

In a unanimous judgment released on February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada became the ninth jurisdiction in ...
Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

In a landmark decision, on February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down the criminal ...
Whole Life Sentences in Hutchinson v UK – Compromise or Concession?

Whole Life Sentences in Hutchinson v UK – Compromise or Concession?

In Hutchinson v UK, the ECtHR again addressed the vexed question of the compatibility of whole life sentences with ...
Glossip v. Gross: SCOTUS to Consider Oklahoma’s Lethal Injection Protocol

Glossip v. Gross: SCOTUS to Consider Oklahoma’s Lethal Injection Protocol

On Friday 23rd January, 2015, the US Supreme Court granted three Oklahoma death row inmates certiorari to challenge
Prisoner Rights at the Forefront of Canadian Debates

Prisoner Rights at the Forefront of Canadian Debates

Over the past month, two major developments have placed the constitutionally protected rights of prisoners front ...

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