Not Guilty Verdict Returned in Landmark FGM Case

The article considers the lack of prosecutions for Female Genitalia Mutilation given such a high number of incidents reported in the last years. In particular it highlights the recent case against Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena.

Cyberbullying- Should UK Criminal Law Hold Trolls and Cyberbullies to Account? 

Aoife McDonough takes a look at the UK and EU approach to regulation of cyberbullying and internet trolling. Aiofe critically evaluates current Parliament’s position in relation to this issue by looking at Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2014-2015 and draws some recommendations on what should be done.

Global Inequalities Concerning Capital Punishment

Elliott Glover writes on the case of Lindsay Sandiford, a victim of the drug-related laws of Indonesia, whilst relating her case to global differences in jurisdiction.

Is The War on Drugs Lost?

Is the UK’s current War on Drugs really the right policy to counter the harm of drug usage, or is it simply a numbers game aiming to satisfy voters.

Secret Trials: A More Balanced View

The current furore over the concept of a ‘Secret Trial’ has been recently causing a major stir in various media outlets. Here we try to take a more balanced view and decide whether secret trials are ever acceptable.

Shrien Dewani: An Explanation

The Shrien Dewani case has been a long battle in various jurisdictions. From testing whether he is fit to stand trial, to extradition and his ultimate acquittal in murder proceedings, Nathan Gore explains the case surrounding Shrien Dewani and why it captured the public opinion in such a way

A Look At Non Insane Automatism

Teoh Soo Shin takes a look at Automatism, which is the only defense that negates the existence of actus reus (guilty act) and makes any criminal act absolutely lawful. She looks at a particular type of non-insane automatism and tries to distinguish scenarios.

The Modern Day Bully

Aoife looks at bullying in the 21st century where a lot of bullying occurs online. This articles looks at what bullying is, the ways in which people can be helped and the creation of apps to tackle bullying.

Two Sides of Assisted Dying

Leila Moran takes a look at the controversial issue of assisted suicide and how the bill currently going through the House of Lords could change this.

The Irish Parole Process: What Lies Beyond the Veil?

Suzanne Scott discusses the Irish prison system and the disparities between the parole process in the UK and in Ireland. She further discusses the role of Ireland’s Parole Board, the extent of their success and the influence of the EU.