Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Haralambous: The Supreme Court, Closed Proceedings and the Common Law, Round Three

Haralambous: The Supreme Court, Closed Proceedings and the Common Law, Round Three

The right to a fair trial is undoubtedly one of the most sacrosanct rights in most modern legal systems, and is ...
The Philippines’ War on Drugs

The Philippines’ War on Drugs

When Rodrigo Duterte took to office as President of the Philippines on June 30 2016, he sought to fulfil, among his
Levenstein: A Case to End Prescription of All Sexual Offences in South Africa

Levenstein: A Case to End Prescription of All Sexual Offences in South Africa

Widely considered the most progressive constitution in the world, the South African Constitution contains an ...
The need to consider victim’s voices in the sentencing of offenders: Director of Public Prosecutions v Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius

The need to consider victim’s voices in the sentencing of offenders: Director of Public Prosecutions v Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius

On 24 November 2017, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down a unanimous decision increasing ...
The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

In a recent case, Independent Thought v. Union of India and Anr, a division bench of the Supreme Court of India ...
Consent In Indian Rape Law: A Case For An Objective Standard Of Determining Consent

Consent In Indian Rape Law: A Case For An Objective Standard Of Determining Consent

Section 375 of the Indian Penal code defines rape as the offence committed by a man having sexual intercourse with ...
Farooqui v State Government of Delhi: Confusing Consent

Farooqui v State Government of Delhi: Confusing Consent

The recent Delhi High Court judgment acquitting Mahmood Farooqui of rape is problematic as it appears to create a ...
Offences Against Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore: Vindicating The Victim’s Right to Dignity

Offences Against Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore: Vindicating The Victim’s Right to Dignity

The High Court of Singapore recently increased the sentences of two employers who had starved their foreign ...
Child Marriage before the Indian Supreme Court

Child Marriage before the Indian Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India on 11th October 2017 ruled that sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his ...
‘12 year a non-compliance’: redress at last?

‘12 year a non-compliance’: redress at last?

Last week, the UK government announced its intention to change the Prison Service Guidance so as to allow prisoners
Tunisia’s Revolutionary Steps: New Law Protecting Women Against Violence

Tunisia’s Revolutionary Steps: New Law Protecting Women Against Violence

July 26th 2017 marked a historic date in Tunisian history, with the passing of a national law against domestic ...
The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30th marked the UN’s fourth annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which seeks to increase awareness

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