The Parole Board: Powers and Functions

Rebecca Broadbent gives us a run through of the powers and functions that parole boards currently possess, this includes the processes involved in assessing whether a prisoner is to be released early or at all and also the powers they have in recalling prisoners.

Clare’s Law; What, How and Why?

Rosie Penny takes a look at the issues surrounding Clare’s Law. A new scheme that enables women to enquire about their partners past and see anything in relation to domestic violence.

Fourth in the Guantánamo Bay Series: The Human Rights Issues

Maud Kadye fourth article from the Guantánamo Bay series discusses the human rights issues that have surrounded the camp since 2002.

Knowing Your Rights on Social Media

Faizan Sadiq explores the world of social media and looks at the fine line between what constitutes as a legally punishable offence, and what is counted as just a joke, something that is becoming harder and harder to punish, let alone police. He also offers tips and guidance of how best to stay savvy and in control while using social media.

A Year after the Delhi Gang Rape

Nishi Sumaria looks at the horrific Delhi gang rape case while assessing what change has been brought since the event

Guantánamo Bay Series: Introduction

Maud Kadye begins the Guantánamo Bay Series by taking a look at the history and controversy surrounding the continued operation of the camp since 2002.

Should Squatting in Commercial Properties be Criminalised?

Gemma Smith examines the current law prohibiting squatting in residential properties and the movement to extend that to commercial properties.

Crime: Liability for Omissions

Charlotte Burmby provides an overview of the criminal law on omissions and the situations in which a crime can be committed by omission.

Death Penalty Series (Part 3): Can Human Rights be used as Justification?

Maud Kadye takes a look at the ever persisting debate surrounding the death penalty and whether it can ever be justified on Human Rights grounds. She examines arguments both for and against the imposition of such a punishment.

Death Penalty Series (Part 2): The Role of the UNDHR

In the second in a series on current issues in the death penalty, Maud Kadye discusses the tension that arises between the practice of the death penalty and, on the other hand, the principles derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.