Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

How the Prison System is Failing Women and Why it is a Human Rights Issue

How the Prison System is Failing Women and Why it is a Human Rights Issue

While women make up the minority in global prison populations, they are the fastest growing prison population. With
Hong Kong’s highest court sets new test for bail under the National Security Law

Hong Kong’s highest court sets new test for bail under the National Security Law

In the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal’s judgment dated 9 February 2021, HKSAR v Lai Chee Ying [2021] HKCFA 3, an ...
Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

On 10 February, 2021, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered its landmark judgement in ...
India’s Feeble Frontline Defence against Incarceration

India’s Feeble Frontline Defence against Incarceration

An important constitutional safeguard against arbitrary incarceration is the fundamental right of an arrested ...
Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Across Pakistan, the two finger test (TFT), also known as the virginity and hymen test is conducted on female ...
Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

In the context of hate crime, class has two main analytical roles. First, it can be a ground of hate crime in ...
African Human Rights Court holds vagrancy laws incompatible with African human rights instruments

African Human Rights Court holds vagrancy laws incompatible with African human rights instruments

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 4 December 2020, delivered a historic Advisory Opinion against ...
RBG: Advancing Justice in the Criminal Legal System

RBG: Advancing Justice in the Criminal Legal System

Over the course of her 27-year tenure as a United States Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg consistently ...
Police Brutality in the United States (with Shea Streeter)

Police Brutality in the United States (with Shea Streeter)

This episode is part of a four-part series in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, we talk ...
The UK’s Overseas Operations Bill: licence to kill?

The UK’s Overseas Operations Bill: licence to kill?

The UK Government is seeking to pass a new legislation that would impede prosecutions against British troops for ...
Ten years of the Argentine inquiry into Franco-era crimes: what has been achieved?

Ten years of the Argentine inquiry into Franco-era crimes: what has been achieved?

On 14 April 2010, the Argentinean criminal courts began an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity ...
Arbitrary & Disproportionate Criminalisation of Marginalised Communities: A Countermap of Pandemic Policing in India

Arbitrary & Disproportionate Criminalisation of Marginalised Communities: A Countermap of Pandemic Policing in India

The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project studied 34,000 arrest records and 500 First Information ...

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