Monthly Archives: March 2013

Prisoners may be given ‘community service’ sentences in UAE

The UAE will soon adopt the alternative penalties law, said Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute as reported Emarat al Youm. He said that the bill on alternative measures like ‘community service’ in cases of misdemeanors … Continue reading

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UN human rights expert urges Indonesian authorities to stop executions

GENEVA (28 March 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns, today urged the Indonesian Government to restrict the use of the death penalty in compliance with its international obligations, after reportedly carrying out the first … Continue reading

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Russia raids human rights groups in crackdown on ‘foreign agents’

Human Rights Watch’s offices in central Moscow, which were raided by inspectors. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters Germany and France summoned Russian diplomats in Berlin and Paris on Wednesday, after Russia launched a series of raids on international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across the country … Continue reading

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Savile and the Future of Sexual Abuse Investigations

Originally posted on Justice Box:
Mark Barlow Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers Manchester and Mark Newby Solicitor Advocate at Quality Solicitors Jordans Doncaster discuss the impact of the Savile Case and the recent decision to review the Waterhouse Inquiry…

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DPP seeks a National Consensus on the Prosecution of Child Abuse Cases – but what consensus does he seek?

Originally posted on Justice Box:
  Mark Barlow Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, Manchester and Northern Ireland bar. Mark Newby Solicitor Advocate at Quality Solicitors Jordans, Doncaster. First published on The Justice Gap  The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir…

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UK – Criminal record checks to be relaxed

Thousands of job applicants will no longer have to face their criminal past being disclosed to employers, under changes announced by the Home Office. Old and minor cautions and convictions will be filtered out of the information revealed in applications … Continue reading

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UN Human Rights Council resolution on human rights defenders… · Article 19

ARTICLE 19: defending freedom of expression and information. via UN Human Rights Council resolution on human rights defenders… · Article 19.

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