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Does the UK Need a Death Penalty?

(4) Comments | Posted 11 October 2013 | (14:15)

In 2004 Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by lethal injection for the murder-by-arson of his two children. He is now widely recognised as having been innocent - leading arson experts agree that the "finding of arson could not be sustained". The fire was an accident, but it cost Willingham his...

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Police Spy Case Shows Threat of Secret Courts

(19) Comments | Posted 23 January 2013 | (00:00)

Last week, lawyers for the police were partly successful in pushing a case concerning what has been described as the "sexual and psychological abuse of campaigners for social justice... by undercover police officers" into a secret tribunal, from which little if any evidence of just how this was...

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Lib Dem Conference Must Focus on Secret Justice Plans

(0) Comments | Posted 9 March 2012 | (15:42)

A "chilling threat to liberty and justice" an "excessive and dangerous" move which would "shake our constitution to its common law roots" tilting it "towards the closed courts...so favoured by despots" and miring individuals in "Kafkaesque cases."

As the...

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Will the NOTW Inquiry, Like Torture, be Quietly Buried?

(3) Comments | Posted 13 July 2011 | (15:14)

Last week saw one of those little-noticed coincidences in British politics: as one inquiry into a very public scandal came struggling into the world, the slow death of another began.

The chances are you'll have heard about David Cameron's announcement of an inquiry into phone hacking at the News...

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