Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Queensland’s Suspension of Human Rights Act for Youth Detention

Queensland’s Suspension of Human Rights Act for Youth Detention

The state government of Queensland in Australia has suspended its Human Rights Act, paving the way for the indefinite confinement of children, some as young as 10 years, in police...
Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Human rights in Sri Lanka have only deteriorated in recent years amidst the economic crisis that unfolded in 2022. The public, although dissatisfied with the state of affairs, is barred...
Italy’s “Hard Prison”Regime and its Human Rights Implications

Italy’s “Hard Prison”Regime and its Human Rights Implications

The case of Alfredo Cospito, an anarchist who remained on a “41-bis” detention regime despite a 6-month long hunger strike, has reignited the debate on the compatibility of the Italian...
From Capture to the Court: The Use of Digital Technology in Advancing the Pursuit of Justice for International Crimes

From Capture to the Court: The Use of Digital Technology in Advancing the Pursuit of Justice for International Crimes

Photos and videos are powerful evidentiary tools to prove a criminal act, including the intent and role of the accused, and to corroborate other evidence such as witness statements. Justice...
Over-compensation by the European Court? A Proposal for Reforming Compensation Awards

Over-compensation by the European Court? A Proposal for Reforming Compensation Awards

In light of the Malkinson case, questions are being asked about why successful appellants in the criminal court should have to prove their innocence in a separate process to claim...
The Legacy Bill: Furthering the Gap to Truth and Justice

The Legacy Bill: Furthering the Gap to Truth and Justice

Currently before the UK’s House of Lords is the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill (the Bill). While pacific in name, the Bill is packed with legal and political...
Beyond the Grave: Addressing Necrophilia in India’s Legal Landscape

Beyond the Grave: Addressing Necrophilia in India’s Legal Landscape

In a horrifying case from Karnataka, India, a young woman was murdered & raped in 2015. Following the trial, the accused person was found guilty by the Sessions Court (a...
An Assessment of Transitional Justice in Spain vis-à-vis the Ley De Memoria Democrática: the good, the bad and the solvable

An Assessment of Transitional Justice in Spain vis-à-vis the Ley De Memoria Democrática: the good, the bad and the solvable

The Spanish transition to democracy post-dictatorship prioritised peace, security, and the consolidation of democracy at the expense of truth, justice and accountability. However, in 2022, Sanchez’s government implemented the Ley...
The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

Juvenile prisons in Bangladesh are effectively torture cells for teenage offenders. Known as juvenile development centres (JDC), the facilities of these institutions are chronically insufficient: overcrowded and understaffed, with poor...
An Alarming Recall Order by the Indian Supreme Court: Should State Convenience Override the Rights of the Accused?

An Alarming Recall Order by the Indian Supreme Court: Should State Convenience Override the Rights of the Accused?

In Ritu Chhabaria vs Union of India, a two-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court recently declared that the practice of filing incomplete criminal investigation reports would not extinguish the...
Gender-based Violence, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Christian Values in Zambia

Gender-based Violence, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Christian Values in Zambia

Since 2019 the Sistah Sistah Foundation (SSF) has marched in protest of sexual and gender-based violence in Zambia. Zambia’s national Gender Based Violence (GBV) statistics allege that a total of...
The Legacy of the 1993 Democratic Transition of Seychelles

The Legacy of the 1993 Democratic Transition of Seychelles

The Seychelles Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission has almost concluded its investigation into allegations of human rights violations committed in relation to the military coup in 1977, which was...

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