Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Death Penalty in India: What the Future Holds

Death Penalty in India: What the Future Holds

By Vrinda Bhandari - Constitutionally speaking, the death penalty in India is limited to the “rarest of the ...
Political Betrayal

Political Betrayal

By Clive Stafford Smith I am writing this article in the airport waiting room in Guantánamo Bay, after a week ...
Jurisdiction over police failures in Khayelitsha, South Africa: the inter-governmental dispute

Jurisdiction over police failures in Khayelitsha, South Africa: the inter-governmental dispute

In this post, Sanja Bornman, an Attorney at the Women's Legal Centre in Cape Town, provides an overview of the ...
Disappointing Departures from the Verma Committee Report

Disappointing Departures from the Verma Committee Report

  The Union Cabinet of the Government of India has cleared an ordinance making changes to India’s rape ...
The Justice JS Verma Committee Report on Amendments to Criminal Law relating to Sexual Violence in India- Preliminary Observations

The Justice JS Verma Committee Report on Amendments to Criminal Law relating to Sexual Violence in India- Preliminary Observations

The Justice JS Verma Committee, set up by the Government of India after the horrific  gang-rape in Delhi on ...
James, Wells and Lee v UK: Indefinite Detention and Arbitrary Deprivations of Liberty

James, Wells and Lee v UK: Indefinite Detention and Arbitrary Deprivations of Liberty

More than 6000 UK prisoners are currently subject to indefinite detention without means of progressing towards ...
Prisoners' Voting Rights: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Prisoners' Voting Rights: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

If ‘suffrage is the pivotal right’, then it is only fitting that the issue of prisoners’ voting rights has become ...
SCOPPOLA v. ITALY (No. 3): A Step Backwards

SCOPPOLA v. ITALY (No. 3): A Step Backwards

In her recent post, Natasha Holcroft-Emmess critiques the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber (GC) ...
Scoppola v Italy (No. 3): Getting Prisoner Voting Right?

Scoppola v Italy (No. 3): Getting Prisoner Voting Right?

In Scoppola v Italy (No. 3) (Application no. 126/05, 22 May 2012) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human ...

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