Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Courts Recognizing Transgender Rights

Courts Recognizing Transgender Rights

On 6th of February 2017, a law which discriminated against transgender people was amended for the first time in ...
Is Russia “Decriminalising Domestic Violence?”

Is Russia “Decriminalising Domestic Violence?”

The Russian bill providing for what has been called the 'decriminalisation of domestic violence' passed a second ...
The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The recent publication of the Law Commission’s consultation paper The Protection of Official Data has generated a ...
Wotton v Queensland: A Milestone for Police Accountability in Australia

Wotton v Queensland: A Milestone for Police Accountability in Australia

The Federal Court of Australia recently delivered a milestone judgment for police accountability in Wotton v ...
The Rise of the Death Penalty in the Middle East and North Africa

The Rise of the Death Penalty in the Middle East and North Africa

In the six years following the Arab Spring, there has been a notable increase in death sentences and executions in ...
What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

In September a new batch of research assistants started at the Law Commission in London. Having collected them from
Lam Wing Kee, Hong Kong, and China’s ever-expanding reach

Lam Wing Kee, Hong Kong, and China’s ever-expanding reach

The disappearance of Lam Wing Kee and four other Hong Kong booksellers sparked outrage amongst Hong Kong citizens ...
Inequality and Discrimination faced by Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Inequality and Discrimination faced by Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the worst countries to live in as a member of a religious minority group, due to the lack of ...
Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

After a record long gestation period the Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in Belhaj v Jack Straw & ...
Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

The issue of child marriage and sexual abuse of children in Turkey has once again been placed in the spotlight, ...
Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi

Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi

The “harassment” of human rights defenders’ and “criminalization” of their activities in Iran has become common ...
Lifting the Veil on Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya

Lifting the Veil on Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya

Kenya has experienced an upsurge in cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings over the last five ...

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