Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Extra-territorial arrests by States: Did the Namibian Supreme Court get it wrong?

Extra-territorial arrests by States: Did the Namibian Supreme Court get it wrong?

The decision of Likanyi v The State, which was recently handed down by the Namibian Supreme Court, raises pertinent
India’s Model Beggary Bill: Towards Rehabilitating the Beggars

India’s Model Beggary Bill: Towards Rehabilitating the Beggars

The practice of beggary is rampant in India and currently, over 4 lakh (400,000) people are involved in it. Some ...
Preserving Evidence of ISIL Atrocities: The International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism

Preserving Evidence of ISIL Atrocities: The International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism

On 21 December 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 71/248, establishing an ‘International, Impartial ...
Kenya Enacts Contempt of Court Act to Uphold the Right to a Fair Trial

Kenya Enacts Contempt of Court Act to Uphold the Right to a Fair Trial

For a long time, the law on contempt of court in Kenya was outdated and quite unsatisfactory. However, Kenya ...
Human Rights and Counterterrorism

Human Rights and Counterterrorism

Last week Theresa May argued that human rights laws that impede effective counter-terrorism should be changed. Keir
Death Sentences in the Delhi Gang Rape Case: Brutality as Trumps

Death Sentences in the Delhi Gang Rape Case: Brutality as Trumps

On 16th December 2012, a particularly disturbing case of gangrape and murder in New Delhi (‘the Delhi gangrape ...
Serbia’s New Domestic Violence Law and the Istanbul Convention: Potential and Challenges

Serbia’s New Domestic Violence Law and the Istanbul Convention: Potential and Challenges

At the time where the old Russian proverb “If he beats you, it means he loves you’’ seems to have taken roots among
Taking Some Human Rights Back: The Case of Ildar Dadin

Taking Some Human Rights Back: The Case of Ildar Dadin

Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees a right of peaceful assembly, has recently clashed with ...
Domestic Violence and the Regressive Russian Amendment

Domestic Violence and the Regressive Russian Amendment

On the 8th of February 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law an amendment that relegated domestic ...
Midazolam and the Lethal Injection – ‘In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation’

Midazolam and the Lethal Injection – ‘In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation’

On January 26 2017, a federal court in Ohio ruled that its current execution method is unconstitutional. This was ...
A Gap opens for South Africa to do Right on the ICC

A Gap opens for South Africa to do Right on the ICC

The South African government deposited on 7 March 2017 with the UN Secretary General a document that is as ...
What’s in a Name? Identity of Children in Criminal Proceedings Heads to Court

What’s in a Name? Identity of Children in Criminal Proceedings Heads to Court

The North Gauteng High Court has recently considered the protection of identity for child victims, witnesses and ...

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