Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Freedom of Speech and Expression Online Reinstated in Uganda

Freedom of Speech and Expression Online Reinstated in Uganda

Image description: A group of adults are walking outdoors. One man has the Ugandan flag draped over his back. On 10 January 2023, a five-judge panel of the Constitutional Court...
Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Image description: A group of women and children in Sindh, Pakistan gather in an outdoor shelter It has been estimated that domestic abuse takes place in approximately 80 percent of...
Child-friendly Control Orders? Why Child-specific Counter-terrorism Measures are Both  Unnecessary and Dangerous

Child-friendly Control Orders? Why Child-specific Counter-terrorism Measures are Both Unnecessary and Dangerous

Image Description: The photo is of a classroom. There is a red apple on a pile of four books. There are five colour pencils lying next to the pile of...
Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Image Description: Ghanian military official gives speech from a podium at a regional summit with flags of West African nations behind In the case of Dr Jacob Abdulahi & 5...
Consent and Condoms: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in R v Kirkpatrick

Consent and Condoms: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in R v Kirkpatrick

Image Description: The Supreme Court of Canada Building. If you tell your sexual partner that you will only consent to sex if they wear a condom and they do not...
Should the Irish Special Criminal Court Continue to Operate?: Evaluating the Role of this Court on its 50th Anniversary

Should the Irish Special Criminal Court Continue to Operate?: Evaluating the Role of this Court on its 50th Anniversary

Image Description: Criminal Court of Justice in Dublin, Ireland One of the most foundational and ubiquitous human rights recognised within international human rights jurisprudence is the right to a fair...
What it Means to be Free in Canada: Section 7 Charter Rights in R v Ndhlovu

What it Means to be Free in Canada: Section 7 Charter Rights in R v Ndhlovu

Image Description: The Supreme Court of Canada Building. This photograph was clicked early evening. The Supreme Court of Canada in R v Ndhlovu, 2022 SCC 38 recently found the Criminal...
29 Million Angry Men: The Introduction of the Lay Judge in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

29 Million Angry Men: The Introduction of the Lay Judge in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

Image description: Fists raised against a background of protesters at Asia Democracy March 2020, with a banner above reading ‘I think that is my duty’ The legislature of Taiwan passed...
Balancing Human Rights Protection and Defense of the Motherland in Ukraine

Balancing Human Rights Protection and Defense of the Motherland in Ukraine

Image description: the Supreme Court of Ukraine in session The full-scale Russian military invasion of Ukraine on February 24 put tremendous strain on the legal system and showed legislative gaps....
Towards Judicial Recognition of the “Driving While Black” Phenomenon?

Towards Judicial Recognition of the “Driving While Black” Phenomenon?

Image description: Protesters march in city street holding placard which reads “March to End Racial Profiling” On the 25th of October 2022, the Superior Court of Québec rendered a groundbreaking...
Vers une reconnaissance judiciaire du phénomène « Driving While Black »?

Vers une reconnaissance judiciaire du phénomène « Driving While Black »?

Image: Des manifestants marchent dans les rues d’une ville avec des affiches, sur lesquelles il est inscrit “March to End Racial Profiling” (Marchez pour mettre fin au profilage racial) Le...
Minimum Sentences for Children Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Minimum Sentences for Children Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Image description: Six Hong Kong officials stand at podiums in front of a banner reading “Uphold National Security; Safeguard our Home” In early October, the Office of the UN High...

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