UK Justice

Hippocrates and Hypocrisy

Nazim Andani | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nazim Andani

Though tomorrow may be indeed a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing, my tomorrow is a tale told by my idiot, and pride demands that I give my to...

The Hillsborough Conclusions Can Give Hope To Us All

Jake Mills | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Jake Mills

Behind each picture is a life lost, a family distraught, children left without parents, parents without their babies. Today we remember them. Today we remember their families, their friends and all those who have been victim of the disaster on the day and the 27 years of needless and cruel pain since.

Justice for the 96: It Has Finally Happened

Lydia Suffield | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

It's been twenty-seven years since 96 people left homes, parents, spouses, siblings, children, to go to a football game...

Women Leaving London Prison Handed Tents And Sleeping Bags Because Of Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

Women have been given tents and sleeping bags when they were released from prison with nowhere to go, a watchdog has revealed. Thanks to a shortage in...

Judge Terrifies Teens With Graphic Prison Rape Warning

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A judge's impassioned anti-crime speech left teenagers in tears as she described the harsh realities of America's criminal justice system. Judge Verda...

Karadžić's Trial Was a Historic Moment - But for Whose History?

Claudia Hyde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia Hyde

This week was a historic one in international justice. Over 20 years after the tragic massacre at Srebrenica in which over 8,000 Bosniak men and boys ...

Muslim Ex-Prisoner Says Guards Routinely Called Him A Terrorist For 'Banter'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK

A Muslim ex-prisoner says he was regularly called a ‘terrorist’ by jail staff and viewed with suspicion because of his religion, as a report claim...

After Brussels, We Cannot Fight Terror With Terror

Damir Rafi | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

With at least 30 people killed in Brussels and hundreds injured, and with dozens injured in Istanbul only a few days earlier, the world yet again watches, helpless in horror at the cruelty of the perpetrators and silent in mourning the innocent victims.

Supreme Court to Decide on 'Residence Test' for Legal Aid

Oliver Carter | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics
Oliver Carter

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal concerning the government's proposed residence test for civil legal aid, which would (subject to some exceptions) limit public funding in non-criminal cases to people who can prove they are lawfully resident in the UK and have been lawfully resident for a period of at least 12 months.

8 Ridiculous Crimes This Tory MP Wants Foreigners Deported For

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.03.2016 | UK

Tory MP Philip Davies has backed a law that would see foreign offenders deported for first time offences. His colleague who supported the move, Philip...

The Golden Thread of Justice: The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal

Toby Cadman | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

On 2 November 2014, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal convicted and condemned Mir Quasem Ali to "be hanged by the neck till he is dead, und...

Obvious Suicide Risk Factors 'Are Being Ignored By Prison Staff'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

Clues that prisoners may take their own lives are too often missed, according to a stark warning issued by a watchdog. Known factors indicating a h...

The Voices of Torture Survivors Must Be Heard

Kolbassia Haoussou | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK
Kolbassia Haoussou

Many feel that their suffering will be in some way mitigated if the perpetrators are brought to justice and punished for their crimes. It will allow them to begin to rebuild their lives which torture shattered... It is up to the international community to be vigilant in ensuring that Sri Lanka fulfils the commitments it made to the UN Human Rights Council by allowing this to take place.

Cameron's Prison Visit Got Very Awkward When He Was Given This Message

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Here's a sight some of his fiercest critics will be pleased with - David Cameron behind bars. The Prime Minister was visiting HMP Onley ahead of a...

From Inmates to Entrepreneurs

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

In a society where freelancing and entrepreneurship are transforming the nature of work, those disadvantaged vis-à-vis conventional employment (such as ex-offenders) have the most to gain.

What Might Our Politicians Learn From 'Making a Murderer'?

Sam Larcombe | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Larcombe

I have spent the last few nights almost apoplectic at the injustice of it all! How can this be right? How can the police get away with it? Two innocent men face life imprisonment for a crime they surely did not commit. Where is the justice?

What Would a True Islamic State Look Like?

Damir Rafi | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

A State in which its Muslim citizens are prepared not only to live in peace with those of other faiths, but be willing to fight and die to safeguard their rights. A State in which a matchless spirit of peace is forged on the precepts of complete justice. A State in which there exists unity in diversity, in which there is light and compassion instead of darkness and hatred...

Hundreds Of Prisoners Have Been Released Early By Mistake

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.12.2015 | UK

Convicted murderers and other violent criminals have been released early from prison by mistake, new figures have revealed. Over the last decade, 5...

Prisons: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Juliet Lyon | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Politics
Juliet Lyon

Over half of the 50 prisoners interviewed for the study reported three or more mental health problems including anxiety, depression, anger, difficulty in concentration, insomnia, and an increased risk of self-harm. Almost half of the 49 officers interviewed said that they would benefit from more mental health training and that further training should be offered.

It's Our F**king Future - Let's Reclaim It At COP21

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
James Crawley

Of all the media coverage surrounding the COP21 talks on Youth and Future Generation day there is one slightly alternative hashtag that fills me with excitement: #ItsOurFuckingFuture

The Criminal Courts Charge Is an Injustice to Every British Citizen

Tulip Siddiq | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Tulip Siddiq

This affront to our legal system is plain for all to see. Michael Gove must make good on his promise and listen to the cries of judges, barristers, magistrates and - most importantly - the vulnerable. There may be a need to save costs, but this is a price too high to pay.

A Question of Incompetence

Robin Lustig | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Has there ever been a Cabinet minister more inept than Chris Grayling, the leader of the House of Commons? He is a man who can be utterly relied upon to get things wrong, a man whose lack of judgement and staggering incompetence defy belief.

UK Judicial System Fails Transgender Female Inmate

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Imagine a society in which a 26 year old transgender female, who has lived her whole entire life as a woman, and undergone 6 years of gender reconstructive surgery to finally feel emotionally content in her own skin, committed a minor crime, and was sent to one of the countries toughest prisons to serve her 12 week sentence. Sounds barbaric, doesn't it? Wouldn't happen in the UK? Well unfortunately that's not the case.

Following the Evidence to Reduce Reoffending

Jerry Petherick | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Jerry Petherick

From Texas to Tasmania, penal systems around the world are asking profound questions about the purpose of prisons and the balance that society demands between punishment and rehabilitation.

Shaker Aamer and Our Responsibility

Baroness Jones | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

We need to know exactly what the US government - and the UK government, which has been complicit in the 'rendering' of British and other nationals to Guantanamo - has done, so we can hold them to account. For all of us, the fight for justice for Shaker, his wife and children, is far from over.