70 years ago India obtained her independence but the road to freedom was littered with untold horrors. Paramjit Ahluwalia delves into the British archives to liberate the last words of freedom fighter Udham Singh
A vital step in establishing accountability for war crimes in Iraq but with inevitable tensions ahead: Kevin Dent and Serena Gates
examine the workability of UN Security Council Resolution 2379
The unequal administration of justice in Australia is hardly ancient history and goes a significant way to explaining the overrepresentation of Aboriginal Australians in custody today, writes Sheryn Omeri
Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC shares his route from Bar basecamp to all-round public international lawyer with Anthony Inglese
‘It’s helpful when teaching public international law to have what’s been called ‘the smell of gunpowder on your clothes’.
Sir Michael Wood’s time at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office reads like a modern history textbook. Anthony Inglese asks what he’s learned about the art of the lawyer-diplomat and international advocacy
What makes a good Foreign Secretary?
Miranda Butler and Julia Lowis report on a UK initiative providing specialist advice to asylum seekers and Greek lawyers in the refugee crisis
Why do defendants make false confessions? Simon Ralph looks at troubling trends in the interrogation of vulnerable individuals and what can be learned from the United States
‘No good, crooked mother*******!’
Its top courts will be ‘liquidated’, powers shifted and judicial interviews are to be live-streamed. John Cubbon outlines the radical reformation of Ukrainian justice as the country continues its transition from communism
In Ukraine, efforts are in train to change the composition of the judiciary, starting at the top with the Supreme Court. They are much more radical than those in the United Kingdom and for good reason.
From Burma to Bangladesh and from China to South Sudan, Christopher Marshall and Jessica Magson describe how the British Council puts access to justice into global practice amongst shifting politics and ideologies
The ability to access justice is often seen as a touching point of trust between individual and state.
Harriet Challenger explains what you need to know about Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) testing and how to get the most conclusive insight into an individual’s drinking behaviour
How seriously should barristers’ chambers take the threat of cyberattack and how can they best protect themselves? Doug Hargrove offers some expert advice
With a mandate to advance best practice in crypto fraud cases and investigations, and improve recovery outcomes for victims, CFAAR (the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery network) founders Nick Price and Aidan Larkin discuss plans for the new network
Q&A with Carmel King of Grant Thornton UK LLP’s Insolvency and Asset Recovery practice
As we face 2022, the profession feels restless, the job feels relentless but we are in good hands: our new yet seasoned leader talks to Joanna Hardy-Susskind about his concerns and ambitions for the Bar, and how we protect this truly precious, national asset
A barrister-authors cultural life and times includes an obsession with all things medieval and what it means to be British
May the odds be ever in your favour, writes Emma Fielding... A follow-up to Ishan Kolhatkars article (and the Twitter debate it sparked) on how to solve the problem of pupillage supply and demand