Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Blasphemy, Human Rights, the Intervention of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Mansha Masih Case

Blasphemy, Human Rights, the Intervention of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Mansha Masih Case

Image Description: A photograph of an open Bible with focus on a verse from the Gospel of John. A Christian Cross Necklace is placed on the page. Pakistan has a...
The Death Penalty and its Arbitrary Use to Punish LGBTIQ Persons

The Death Penalty and its Arbitrary Use to Punish LGBTIQ Persons

Image Description: In the photograph, there are many hangman’s nooses/knots in a room. Through one of these nooses, one can observe an empty chair. This photograph is clicked by Vusala...
The ‘Colston Four’ and the Walls of Criminal Trials

The ‘Colston Four’ and the Walls of Criminal Trials

Image Description: Statue of Edward Colston at Bristol. This statue was pulled down in 2020 by protestors during a Black Lives Matter march. The acquittals of the ‘Colston four’ have...
NFT Service and the Right to a Fair Trial

NFT Service and the Right to a Fair Trial

Image description: Chart showing the ownership structure for Non-Fungible Tokens The right to a fair trial is afforded by Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article...
Secretary of State for the Home Department v SC: Discrimination on Grounds of Criminality

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SC: Discrimination on Grounds of Criminality

Image description: the UK border with cars queuing to cross SC, a Jamaican National, was granted refugee status in 2003. In the proceeding years, he was convicted of a number...
A Lacuna in the Kenyan Penal Code Provisions on Abortion

A Lacuna in the Kenyan Penal Code Provisions on Abortion

Image description: Posters on street advertising abortion clinics. In recent years, the Kenyan judiciary has made significant strides in reforming abortion law in Kenya. On 24 March 2022, the High...
Shinn v Martinez Ramirez: Making a Mockery of the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

Shinn v Martinez Ramirez: Making a Mockery of the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

Image description: Lawyer addresses jury in a US courtroom. Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that federal courts cannot consider evidence of ineffective trial lawyering if...
Israeli Settlements in Occupied Territories: Assessing ‘Continuing Crimes’ Against the Principle of Legality Before the ICC

Israeli Settlements in Occupied Territories: Assessing ‘Continuing Crimes’ Against the Principle of Legality Before the ICC

Image description: Protesters march beneath a banner saying “Freedom for Palestine” On 8 July 2021, a report of the Special Rapporteur on the state of human rights in Palestinian territories...
365 Days to Access Justice: Nepal’s Precarious Rape Law Provision

365 Days to Access Justice: Nepal’s Precarious Rape Law Provision

Image Description: A poster which says ‘End Violence Against Women’ in block letters. The statute of limitation to file a complaint, in the case of rape in Nepal, forms part...
Human Rights of High-Risk Offenders in Australian Prisons

Human Rights of High-Risk Offenders in Australian Prisons

Image description: A hand holding the bars of a prison cell. In the recent case of Hamzy v Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW [2022] NSWCA 16, the New South Wales...
Juvenile Bail Provision in India: The Urgent Need for Legislative Checks and Balances

Juvenile Bail Provision in India: The Urgent Need for Legislative Checks and Balances

Image Description: A group of children playing football in India. India’s Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 empowers the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) to impose conditions of...
The ‘Crimmigration’ of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India

The ‘Crimmigration’ of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India

Image description: Sri Lankan refugees in India. Many of them hold pieces of paper in their hand. India has engaged in the practice of granting temporary asylum to refugees from...

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