Archive for the ‘Right to fair trial’ Category

October 23, 2011 Off

Libyan ‘victory’: The demise of the ICC?

By Dónal Kearney in Legal/political philosophy, Right to fair trial

Reports of Muammar Gaddafi’s death have been widely discussed since lunchtime on Thursday 20th October 2011, and calls for an inquiry are already resounding across the internet. What is known is that Gaddafi was captured by rebel forces in a drainage pipe after his convoy was attacked, and he was subsequently announced dead. User-generated content (UGC) [...]

October 19, 2011 Off

‘Blind shots at a hidden target’: reforming the Special Advocate Procedure

By Leon Glenister in Right to fair trial

What should the court do where there is an individual who is being tried, but the prosecutor is unable to disclose the evidence against him because it would constitute a national security risk? This is an issue that most commonly occurs in cases of suspected terrorists but its scope is wider than that. Lord Hope [...]