Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

The “Right” to Ignore International Human Rights?

The “Right” to Ignore International Human Rights?

On April 9th, a Mexican citizen, Ramiro Hernández-Llanas, was executed via the death penalty in Texas. He was ...
Perpetual Life Sentences, Reformation and the Indian Supreme Court

Perpetual Life Sentences, Reformation and the Indian Supreme Court

It is trite to say, or so we hope, that a retributive criminal justice system has no place in a society conceived ...
Restricting Receipt of Rehabilitative Resources: The Prisoner Book Ban

Restricting Receipt of Rehabilitative Resources: The Prisoner Book Ban

New prison service rules prohibit prisoners in England and Wales from receiving books and essentials from the ...
Throwing Away The Key – Whole Life Sentences in the Court of Appeal

Throwing Away The Key – Whole Life Sentences in the Court of Appeal

Flouting the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Vinter v UK, the UK Court of Appeal has held
Court of Appeal Affirms Ability to Pass Whole Life Tariffs for Murder

Court of Appeal Affirms Ability to Pass Whole Life Tariffs for Murder

A specially constituted five-member Court of Appeal has ruled unanimously in R v McLoughlin that the imposition of ...
Indian Supreme Court Changes Stance on Death Penalty: Holds Delay to be a Ground for Commutation

Indian Supreme Court Changes Stance on Death Penalty: Holds Delay to be a Ground for Commutation

Recently, in the case of Shatrughan Chauhan v. Union of India, a three-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court ...
Equal Treatment for All…Except the Highest?

Equal Treatment for All…Except the Highest?

A recent resolution of Member States of the International Criminal Court (ICC) puts into question their commitment ...
Prosecuting in the Public Interest: CPS Guidelines from Assisted Suicide to Social Media

Prosecuting in the Public Interest: CPS Guidelines from Assisted Suicide to Social Media

Although the DPP’s consent is required before a prosecution for assisted suicide can be brought, the discretion ...
The UN Sanctions Regime Against Terrorists: Suggested Changes

The UN Sanctions Regime Against Terrorists: Suggested Changes

The current UN sanctions regime against terrorists does not secure due process rights. Allowing the International ...
A Step Closer to Secret Justice?

A Step Closer to Secret Justice?

The recent case of CF v Security Service provides an early indication of how the courts will treat the ...
Secret Executions in India: Another Reason to Rethink the Death Penalty

Secret Executions in India: Another Reason to Rethink the Death Penalty

Secret executions of death row prisoners are increasingly becoming the order of the day in India. At least three ...
R v D: an Imperfect, yet Promising, Approach to the Treatment of the Niqaab in Court

R v D: an Imperfect, yet Promising, Approach to the Treatment of the Niqaab in Court

Debate has recently been ignited in the UK about whether Muslim veils can be accommodated in court, stemming from ...

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