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The Way We Prosecute Rape Is Changing. Is This For The Better?

Nathalie Greenfield | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nathalie Greenfield

We need to put measures in place which encourage women to report, take survivors' needs into account, and offer them hope of fairness and justice. Centring the crime and not the complainant in a rape trial moves to address this, and sets us on the right path.

The Trials of Concentration Camp Guards Should Be Consigned to the Past

Jacob Furedi | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Furedi

The best way to combat contemporary anti-Semitism isn't to rely on the cobwebs of the past. Rather, we need to dedicate our resolve into focusing on the present and targeting its contemporary manifestations head-on.

'What Have We Done to Deserve This?' - Victims of Police Custody Deaths Long for Recognition

Daniel Machover | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Machover

Our criminal justice system has long discriminated against those who have lost family members at the hands of the police. Instead of being recognised as victims, such families are victimised from the very first meeting with the police onwards.

Pussy Riot Release New Witch Video to Protest Trial of Kremlin Critic

Patrick Reevell | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

The Russian punk-protest band, Pussy Riot, released a new video late Monday night calling for a mass demonstration in Moscow in response to the trial of a prominent opposition activist. It's the band's first video in almost a year.

Moazzam Begg - Case of the Suspect State

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

Just over seven months ago, activist, human rights champion and former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested, arrested on the basis that during a trip to Syria he had facilitated terrorism (or so they said). Now two seasons later and just as his trial was set to begin he's been released with all charges levelled against him dropped.

Oscar Pistorius GUILTY Of Manslaughter Of Reeva Steenkamp

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a judge in South Africa. The Paralym...

Pistorius Awaits Final Shooting Verdict

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

BREAKING NEWS: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide (manslaughter) of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will ...

Watch Live: Oscar Pistorius Judge Delivering Verdict

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

BREAKING NEWS: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide (manslaughter) of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has b...

Louise Ridley

'I'd Be Dead By Now If I Wasn't British': Activist Gives Chilling Interview From Thai Trial | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

The British activist who is on trial in Thailand after uncovering alleged “modern slavery” in a local pineapple factory says he would have been mu...

Louise Ridley

You Might Not Feel The Same About Pineapple After Reading These Allegations | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

A British human rights campaigner is facing seven years in prison and a $10 million fine for uncovering appalling "modern slavery" conditions in a Tha...

A System Which Causes Undue Harm to Victims of Rape

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

If Blackstone's Formulation is based on the principle that the state should not cause undue or mistaken harm then we need to seriously consider the harm to victims of rape and sexual assault who are subjected to an horrendous ordeal and then tragically failed by a system which allows them to be discredited and humiliated in the name of justice and all too often their courage in coming forward turns out to be in vain.

Man Charged With Rape Uses 'Good Looks' As Defence

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

A man charged with raping a woman in Atlanta has said that his good looks partly explain why it was a consensual act. Last September, Darrious Mat...

Importance of Trial by Jury

Jonathan Grimes | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Jonathan Grimes

It was not the first time, and will not be the last time, that this proposal - or a variation of it - has been or will be proposed. Juries are hard to manage, unpredictable, and disrupt the trial process. So is Lord Thomas right to suggest their role should be diminished further?

Ex-Girlfriend Recalls: 'He Cheated On Me With Reeva'

Cassandra Ward | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

An ex-girlfriend has given a damning testimony concerning the character of Oscar Pistorius during his murder trial today. Samantha Taylor who dated the star in 2010, testified in court that she had witnessed the blade runner fire his gun through the open sunroof of his car after becoming "irritated" when they were stopped by police.

Teen On Trial For Murder Of Schoolboy

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager will stand trial on Monday accused of murdering a schoolboy at a party. Jay Whiston, 17, of Aster Close, Clacton, Essex, was stabbed at ...

Protest as Student 'Chalker' Pleads Not Guilty

James Burley | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Burley

A student supporting outsourced cleaners at the University of London yesterday pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal damage and two of assaulting a police officer, as protesters gathered outside the court to demonstrate.

Why the Kremlin Jailed Navalny and Let Him Go (And Why It Won't Be for Long)

Patrick Reevell | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

To everyone's surprise Alexei Navalny was released this afternoon, pending the results of his appeal. First interpretations are that the Russian gover...

Trail Begins For Stabbed Teen's Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: David Minto has been found guilty of the murder of Blackpool student Sasha Marsden A man will go on trial on Monday for the murder of a 16-...

'It Will Reopen Our Wounds' Daughters Of Tenerife Beheading Victim To Attend Suspect's Trial

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

The daughters of a woman who was beheaded in Tenerife say they want to come "face to face" with the man accused of their murder. Jennifer Mills-Wes...

Pussy Riot Appeal to Madonna for Help

Patrick Reevell | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Reevell

The song which got Russian punks, Pussy Riot arrested was entitled Mother of God drive Putin out! - in a strange way, their prayer may be about to be answered.

Michaela McAreavey Photographs 'A New Low', Her Family Said

PA | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK

The publication of crime scene photographs of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey's body by a Mauritian newspaper marks a new low, her family said...

Poisoned Baby Was 'Thriving' Before Death, Court Hears

PA | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

A baby poisoned with an adult painkiller might have been given the potentially fatal dose minutes before seeing a health visitor, a court has heard. ...

Gemma McCluskie Murder Trial To Begin Later This Year

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

The brother of a former EastEnders actress will stand trial later this year, accused of her murder. Tony McCluskie, 35, appeared at the Old Bailey ...

Man On Missing Woman Murder Charge

PA | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

A man has been charged with the murder of a 63-year-old woman who was reported missing from her home in January. West Mercia Police said the suspec...

Michaela McAreavey Trial: Tension Mounts Over CCTV Footage

PA | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

The speculation had created a near frenzy. Crowds gathered early outside the Supreme Court in Mauritius intent on seeing for themselves what the mu...