Inquilab: the last words

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 

24 November 2017 / Paramjit Ahluwalia

Bringing ISIL to justice

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 

24 November 2017 / Serena Gates / Kevin Dent

Legacy of empire

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 

01 November 2017

Making the ascent

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’.  

29 August 2017 / Anthony Inglese CB

Law and diplomacy

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?  

25 July 2017 / Anthony Inglese CB

Athens legal support

Miranda Butler and Julia Lowis report on a UK initiative providing specialist advice to asylum seekers and Greek lawyers in the refugee crisis 

27 June 2017 / Miranda Butler

Mind games

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*******!’  

30 May 2017 / Simon Ralph

Top-down reform

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. 

25 April 2017
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Point of trust

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.  

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Justice at the polls

The Chair of the Bar launches a Manifesto for Justice as campaigning gets under way

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