Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

The Queen v D(R): Wearing a Veil During Proceedings in Crown Court

The Queen v D(R): Wearing a Veil During Proceedings in Crown Court

In a recent Crown Court case The Queen v. D(R), His Honour Judge Murphy had to rule on whether a defendant charged ...
Guantanamo Military Commissions: Reflections from a Legal Observer – Part 3

Guantanamo Military Commissions: Reflections from a Legal Observer – Part 3

Editor’s note: This is the third and final post of a multi-part blog. To view earlier posts on this subject, please
Guantanamo Military Commissions: Reflections from a Legal Observer – Part 2

Guantanamo Military Commissions: Reflections from a Legal Observer – Part 2

There is perhaps no more controversial space in the world than the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For ...
Bugmy v The Queen: Exploring the Significance of Indigenous Background in Sentencing

Bugmy v The Queen: Exploring the Significance of Indigenous Background in Sentencing

Bugmy v The Queen provides the High Court of Australia with its first opportunity in thirty years to rule on the ...
Human Rights and Community Justice: A View from Red Hook, Brooklyn

Human Rights and Community Justice: A View from Red Hook, Brooklyn

The Red Hook Community Justice Center (RHCJC), the small community court in Brooklyn, New York, seems miles away ...
Mendoza v Argentina: Against the life imprisonment of children

Mendoza v Argentina: Against the life imprisonment of children

In Mendoza et al. v. Argentina, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) has determined that life sentences ...
Vinter v UK – Why The Majority Are Right To Find That Whole Life Orders Violate Article 3 ECHR

Vinter v UK – Why The Majority Are Right To Find That Whole Life Orders Violate Article 3 ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights' recent decision in Vinter v UK will inevitably come under fire for infringing ...
Vinter v UK and Whether Life Should Mean Life

Vinter v UK and Whether Life Should Mean Life

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has ruled, in the case of Vinter and Others v United ...
It's Time to Wake Up – UK Legal Aid Cuts

It's Time to Wake Up – UK Legal Aid Cuts

Like many law academics I suppose I had grown tired of well-heeled QCs claiming that this or that change to legal ...
The Crimes of Gambia's Criminal Justice System

The Crimes of Gambia's Criminal Justice System

Last Autumn, the world witnessed a fleeting frenzy when The Gambia’s eccentric President Jammeh resumed executions ...
The Crimes of Gambia’s Criminal Justice System

The Crimes of Gambia’s Criminal Justice System

Last Autumn, the world witnessed a fleeting frenzy when The Gambia’s eccentric President Jammeh resumed executions ...
Prisoner Voting and the Rule of Law: The Irony of Non-Compliance

Prisoner Voting and the Rule of Law: The Irony of Non-Compliance

By John Hirst - Prisoners’ voting rights remain a vexed issue in the United Kingdom. Following the European ...

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