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.
The Lawyers’ Group of the Oasis of Peace UK are delighted to announce that on Thursday, 28 October 2021, Professor Philippe Sands QC will be delivering the 12th Rueff Lecture (via Zoom) entitled ‘Thinking About an International Rule of Law’
Inés Rivera explains how speech technology is transforming policing, courts and prisons
Philip N Bristow explains how to unlock your aged debt to fund your tax in one easy step
With the property market witnessing significant changes since the beginning of the pandemic, Fleet Street Wealth’s Managing Director Julian Morgan considers the future of the home, the second home and the office
The family law system is in crisis and a failure to recognise it as such demeans the Herculean efforts of all involved, writes Celestine Greenwood, an exhausted family practitioner
Should we cap numbers coming to the Bar? Or help them make data driven decisions? asks IshanKolhatkar
Shifting the taboo, two silks talk about the menopause, its impact on women at the Bar and the need for a profession-wide rethink. By Lyndsey de Mestre QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC
In a profession which can be attached to, and defined by, archaic stereotypes, how to be yourself, explore new areas and own your own time? Here are Lennart Poulsen's 'lessons learnt'...