Criminal Justice and Fair Trial

Ahmed v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights Still Skirting Around Jury Bias

Ahmed v United Kingdom: European Court of Human Rights Still Skirting Around Jury Bias

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) recently handed down its long-awaited admissibility decision in Ahmed ...
Ending the Perverse Culture of  Mob Justice in Nigeria

Ending the Perverse Culture of Mob Justice in Nigeria

The failure of Nigerian criminal justice institutions and agencies to prevent mob justice or punish those who ...
Crimes Against Culture

Crimes Against Culture

A landmark case for international law is currently before the International Criminal Court (ICC), where the ...
Retrospective Punishment: A Reasonable Limit on Charter Rights (R v. KRJ)

Retrospective Punishment: A Reasonable Limit on Charter Rights (R v. KRJ)

In KRJ, the Supreme Court of Canada tackled the retrospective application of criminal sanctions on certain sexual ...
Canada to Hold National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Canada to Hold National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

On August 3, 2016, the government of Canada announced a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished

Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished

On 3 February 2016, the Criminal Division of the Court of First Instance of Ghent in Belgium found a 33-year old ...
Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I

In November 2015, a decade after the sexual assault and murder of a young Guatemalan woman, the Inter-American ...
The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

This post examines a petition made to the Indian Supreme Court by a rape victim’s mother. The petitioner avers that
Killing Time: A Comment on the Case of Brandon Astor

Killing Time: A Comment on the Case of Brandon Astor

On 3 February 2016, the State of Georgia executed a 72 year old man - Brandon Astor – by lethal injection. Astor ...
Linguistic Cracks In The Femicide Campaigns: Why Femicide Must Be Repatriated

Linguistic Cracks In The Femicide Campaigns: Why Femicide Must Be Repatriated

The recently published 2015 Global Burden of Armed Violence (GBAV) report by the Small Arms Survey has continued in
The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part I

The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part I

The Human Rights and Democracy Report (2015) recently released by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office ...
Local Politics of International Justice in Kenya: How the ICC let the case slip away (Part I)

Local Politics of International Justice in Kenya: How the ICC let the case slip away (Part I)

In the wake of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to drop charges against the Deputy President of ...

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