Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

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 ...
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, ...
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 ...

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