Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

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...
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...

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