Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

On the 2014 world day against the death penalty, Ban Ki Moon made a strong statement calling for global abolition. This declaration reflects a growing trend toward abolition, and yet...
The Duty of National Authorities to Investigate Allegations of Torture

The Duty of National Authorities to Investigate Allegations of Torture

Proponents of universal jurisdiction for international crimes will be gratified by the judgment of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the case of National Commissioner of the South African...
Impunity for Police Violence: nine years since Jhonny Silva-Aranguren’s death

Impunity for Police Violence: nine years since Jhonny Silva-Aranguren’s death

Colombia´s critical human rights situation is a result of both political violence, and organized and petty crime. Whilst ongoing peace talks with guerrilla forces bring the country closer to the...
Impunity for Police Violence: nine years since Jhonny Silva-Aranguren's death

Impunity for Police Violence: nine years since Jhonny Silva-Aranguren's death

Colombia´s critical human rights situation is a result of both political violence, and organized and petty crime. Whilst ongoing peace talks with guerrilla forces bring the country closer to the...
Harassment against women goes online: the problem of revenge porn

Harassment against women goes online: the problem of revenge porn

As the internet takes a more significant place in our culture, its flaws become more evident. While social media, blogs and forums provide a space for minority groups to find...
Women in Prison: The Particular Importance of Contact With the Outside World

Women in Prison: The Particular Importance of Contact With the Outside World

“I felt isolated from the entire world. If I’d stayed any longer I’d have started eating the window bars.” – Inmate, Jordan Contact with the world outside of prison is...
When Policing Meets Health: International Experts call for Improved Alliance between Law Enforcement and Public Health

When Policing Meets Health: International Experts call for Improved Alliance between Law Enforcement and Public Health

The 2nd International Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference, organised by the Centre of Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH) and the Law Enforcement and HIV Network took place between...
UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

International headlines were made in August when hackers stole from private devices and online accounts naked images of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kate Upton and published them...
Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

In R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association & another) v Lord Chancellor [2014] EWHC 3020 (Admin), the High Court ruled that the consultation process adopted by the Government in reducing...
A Guide to the Perpetuation of Human Rights Violations: Police Violence and Impunity in Brazil

A Guide to the Perpetuation of Human Rights Violations: Police Violence and Impunity in Brazil

Police violence in Brazil is endemic. It frequently occurs at the time of arrest and during the collection of evidence, and is embedded in the daily practice of the police...
Um Manual Para Perpetuar Violações A Direitos Humanos: Violência Policial E Impunidade No Brasil

Um Manual Para Perpetuar Violações A Direitos Humanos: Violência Policial E Impunidade No Brasil

A violência policial no Brasil pode ser considerada endêmica. Ela está presente no momento da prisão, na investigação, entranhada nas práticas cotidianas da instituição policial. A sua pior faceta está...
Ángel: migrante afro hondureño torturado y encarcelado en México

Ángel: migrante afro hondureño torturado y encarcelado en México

Imagine que usted es padre de dos hijos en Honduras y está desesperado por encontrar un trabajo que le permita pagar el tratamiento médico de uno de ellos, de 7...

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