Hungary is set to become the first EU country to be monitored by the Council of Europe, following recent changes to the country’s constitution.
Governments are on track to meet four of the 21 targets set out in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadline, the lead author of the World Bank’s 2013 Global Monitoring Report told EurActiv.
In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that criminal defendants have a constitutional right to counsel, even when they cannot afford one.
Critics of the criminal justice system observe that the promise of Gideon v. Wainwright has been unfulfilled.
In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Tymoshenko v. Ukraine (application no. 49872/11), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:
The chairman of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has appealed to the public to back protests against
Australia will not fund the legal defence of asylum seekers charged with crimes in Nauru or Manus Island detention centres, the department of immigration has confirmed.
Federal provisions that would impede the release of “high-risk” mentally ill offenders are being condemned within the psychiatric establishment as a senseless, counterproductive move.
A doctor who worked at the Manus Island detention centre has said the experience made him ''ashamed to be an Australian''.
How the Ministry of Justice’s proposal for the tendering of criminal legal aid is misconceived and illiberal06.05.2013
The government has a contradictory approach to the legal profession.