Defending theHuman Rightto a Fair Trial
27 Apr 17
The trial as we know it is disappearing
The trial as we know it is disappearing… and this matters
24 Apr 17
Fair Trials launches new report on trial waiver systems
Fair Trials is launching a new report on Thursday, 27th April 2017, on the use of trial waiver systems globally. The report was conducted in cooperation with law firm and pro bono partner Freshfields, and gathers information on the existence and operation of trial waiver systems in over 90 jurisdictions across the world. The aim of the research…
06 Apr 17
Fair Trials-led report informs discussions on pre-trial detention in the Netherlands
Between 2015 and 2016, Fair Trials carried out a regional research project on the use of pre-trial detention in 10 EU countries. Together with his colleagues professor Jan Crijns and Dr Hilde Wermink, Dr Bas Leeuw, from Leiden University, wrote the Dutch report on pre-trial detention for this project. He recounts here the impact that…
31 Mar 17
Handcuffing the juveniles in India: Is it legal?
This guest post was written by Dr Prejal Shah, PhD in Law, Brunel University. As with all of our guest posts, the views represented are of the author and may not reflect the views of Fair Trials. On 5th March 2017, the Times of India brought to light the story of a juvenile who wrote his…
24 Mar 17
Implementation of Strasbourg judgments: Fair Trials submit brief to Council of Europe rapporteur
The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is arguably the most developed human rights treaty in force worldwide. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), tasked with the interpretation of the Convention, has been a driver of legal change across Europe and its progressive jurisprudence has been hailed by the international human rights movement. Yet…
22 Mar 17
Juvenile Justice System in Italy; How Effective is it for Foreign Youths?
This guest post was written by Jennie Sutcliffe, a U.S. Fulbright research scholar working in Palermo, Italy at the Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone. As with all of our guest posts, the views represented are of the author and may not reflect the views of Fair Trials. In 1988, Italy adopted new legislation governing the juvenile…
17 Mar 17
Can pre-trial detention last for nearly eight years? A view from Poland
One of the main issues with pre-trial detention has to do with its length. As we showed in our regional report on the use of pre-trial detention in the EU, too often people who have not been convicted of any crime spend several weeks in detention. At times, the detention can last months, and even…
16 Mar 17
New Publication: World Imprisonment Report
The Institute of Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), Birkbeck, University of London, and Fair Trials published today a report which draws on ICPR’s unique World Prison Brief database and describes patterns and trends in imprisonment in ten contrasting countries across all five continents. The report consists of three sections including: Use and over-use…
08 Mar 17
Research on pre-trial detention informs legal changes in England and Wales
Between 2015 and 2016, Fair Trials carried out a regional research project on the use of pre-trial detention in 10 EU countries. Through their research, our local partners from England and Wales even contributed to the reform of the region’s Criminal Procedure Rules. This guest post was written by Professor Ed Cape and Dr Tom Smith,…
02 Mar 17
Dean Strang’s Interview with Fair Trials
On Sunday 29 January 2017, we interviewed Dean Strang, one of the lawyers featured in the ground-breaking Netflix show, Making a Murderer. The interview took place at the Freshfields’ office and it covered several aspects including the importance of fair trials and the impact the show has had on him. Dean was in London as…
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