Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Section 377: The Essence of Freedom

Section 377: The Essence of Freedom

A country that routinely bans movies that attempt to speak of homosexuality is witnessing a historic discussion on ...
Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Law and the Government’s Hidden Agenda?

Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Law and the Government’s Hidden Agenda?

Following the suicide bombings by attackers with links to the Islamic State in May, the Indonesian Parliament has ...
Indian Supreme Court Waters Down Legislation Protecting Scheduled Castes and Tribes from Unlawful Discrimination

Indian Supreme Court Waters Down Legislation Protecting Scheduled Castes and Tribes from Unlawful Discrimination

On 20 March, a Two-Judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court diluted the provisions of the Scheduled Caste and ...
Understanding the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on The Atrocities Act, Against Backward Classes

Understanding the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on The Atrocities Act, Against Backward Classes

The Supreme Court of India recently rendered a historic judgment relating to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled ...
The Union Government of India Introduces the Death Penalty for Child Rape

The Union Government of India Introduces the Death Penalty for Child Rape

When news broke out two weeks ago of the horrors committed in the brutal rape of two girls in the small towns of ...
Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi: A Dangerous Precedent for Interpreting Consent in Rape Cases in India

Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi: A Dangerous Precedent for Interpreting Consent in Rape Cases in India

In a recent case before the Indian Supreme Court, Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi, the court refused to overturn a Delhi ...
A Theatre of Death: Challenging the Death Penalty in India (with Anup Surendranath)

A Theatre of Death: Challenging the Death Penalty in India (with Anup Surendranath)

The death penalty was written into the colonial penal code in India when the country was under British direct rule,
First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

A man who made sexist remarks to a female police officer was sentenced to pay a €3,000 fine and became the first ...
The Hidden Cost of the Death Penalty in India

The Hidden Cost of the Death Penalty in India

The death penalty needs to have significant social benefits, not attainable with the next most severe form of ...
International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

In an order dated 6/11/2017, the High Court of Gujarat described marital rape as “a disgraceful offence that has ...
Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

The Centre on the Death Penalty at National Law University, Delhi conducted an opinion study with 60 former Indian ...
Addressing Gender Violence: The Urgent Need for Introspection by the ICC

Addressing Gender Violence: The Urgent Need for Introspection by the ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2018. While this torchbearer of ...

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