Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

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...
A Critique of the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022

A Critique of the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022

Image description: A picture of the Constitution of India. Underneath the words ‘Constitution of India’ is the picture of the State Emblem of India. In the State Emblem of India,...
Detention Laws in Malaysia: Parliament Rejects Motion to Extend Security Powers

Detention Laws in Malaysia: Parliament Rejects Motion to Extend Security Powers

Image description: Protesters gather at a human rights rally in Malaysia. The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) has been subject to serious criticism by human rights organisations and...
Muhammad Shahzad Khaliq v. The State: Survivor-Centric Guidelines in Responding to Child Pornography

Muhammad Shahzad Khaliq v. The State: Survivor-Centric Guidelines in Responding to Child Pornography

Image Description – A picture of Judge’s Gavel. In August 2015, a gang running a pedophile and pornography ring assaulted more than 280 children. Although several arrests were made, only...
Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis: Fundamental Rights during COVID

Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis: Fundamental Rights during COVID

Image description: Large collection of lit candles amidst darkness In Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis [2022] EWHC 527, the High Court ruled that the Metropolitan Police...
Trafficked Persons on Trial in the United Kingdom: New Court of Appeal Guidance

Trafficked Persons on Trial in the United Kingdom: New Court of Appeal Guidance

Image description: a building with the inscription “Criminal Courts Building”. Section 45 of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act (MSA) established a statutory basis for the principle of non-punishment of trafficked...
Balancing Rights: The Future of Remote Courts in Public Family Law

Balancing Rights: The Future of Remote Courts in Public Family Law

Image Description: Socially distanced judges in courtroom At the start of 2022, as we approach nearly two years of family courts operating under the twin pressures of decades of under-funding...
Anti-Libidinal Punishment for Child Rape Offenders in Nigeria violates Human Rights

Anti-Libidinal Punishment for Child Rape Offenders in Nigeria violates Human Rights

Image description: Surgical instruments. In September 2020, the Governor of Kaduna State of Nigeria signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020, which introduces anti-libidinal punishments for child rape...

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