Death Penalty

Shinn v Martinez Ramirez: Making a Mockery of the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

Shinn v Martinez Ramirez: Making a Mockery of the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

Image description: Lawyer addresses jury in a US courtroom. Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States ...
Maitreyi Misra on Deathworthy

Maitreyi Misra on Deathworthy

The Colonial and Casteist Undertones of Policing in Madhya Pradesh, India

The Colonial and Casteist Undertones of Policing in Madhya Pradesh, India

The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project studied two sets of data to examine the criminal justice ...
The Lens of Reformation in Death Penalty Cases: A Complex Enquiry

The Lens of Reformation in Death Penalty Cases: A Complex Enquiry

As per the guidelines laid down by the Indian Supreme Court in Bachan Singh v. The State of Punjab and subsequent ...
Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

On 10 February, 2021, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered its landmark judgement in ...
RBG: Advancing Justice in the Criminal Legal System

RBG: Advancing Justice in the Criminal Legal System

Over the course of her 27-year tenure as a United States Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg consistently ...
The Broken State of Capital Sentencing in India’s Trial Courts

The Broken State of Capital Sentencing in India’s Trial Courts

Project 39A at National Law University, Delhi analysed judgments of all capital cases (215 in total) across trial ...
UK Supreme Court finds evidence sharing in death penalty case unlawful

UK Supreme Court finds evidence sharing in death penalty case unlawful

On 25 March 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Elgizouli v SSHD [2020] UKSC 10. At ...
Bringing Back the Death Penalty in South Africa for Crimes Against Women

Bringing Back the Death Penalty in South Africa for Crimes Against Women

September is the start of spring in South Africa, marked by warmer weather and blossoming trees. However, this ...
US Supreme Court Affirms that there is No Right to a Painless Death

US Supreme Court Affirms that there is No Right to a Painless Death

On 1st April, a 5-4 majority of the United States Supreme Court reiterated that while the Eighth Amendment of the ...
Madison v. Alabama: Chief Justice Roberts “Takes Back Control” of his Court

Madison v. Alabama: Chief Justice Roberts “Takes Back Control” of his Court

Last week, the US Supreme Court spared the life of Vernon Madison, at least temporarily, by remanding his case ...
The High Court of England and Wales: facilitator of the death penalty abroad?

The High Court of England and Wales: facilitator of the death penalty abroad?

Last week, the High Court of England and Wales held that it was lawful for the British Government to assist ...

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