In a recent article in The Guardian, Richard Dicker discusses the stark contrast between the Nuremberg trial and Guantánamo’s Camp Justice, in light of the politics of the US Government in terms of fair trial rights. The US government’s willingness to offer a fair trial, as it was the case at Nuremberg, is not reiterated [...]
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The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued its judgement in the case of Van deer Heijden v The Netherlands (appl. no. 42857/05). The case concerned a Dutch woman who had been summoned to testify in a murder trial against her long-standing partner. They had been cohabiting for 18 years and had [...]
In its recent judgments in the cases of Missouri v Frye and Lafler v Cooper, the US Supreme Court ruled that Criminal defendants have a constitutional right to effective lawyers during plea negotiations. The possible repercussions of these landmark decisions are discussed in full in a New York Times article by Adam Liptak. Share this:
by Wayne Jordash The new IBA report: the ECCC – A failure of Credibility by Dr. Mark Ellis, alongside the Opening Speech filed by the Nun Chea team, makes uncomfortable reading about the state of international criminal justice and the ECCC in particular. As recently commenced Case Number 2 before the ECCC moves forward into [...]
by Michiel Pestman, Nuon Chea Defence (23 November 2011) On 21 November 2011, the Extraordinary Chambers within the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) commenced their second and probably last trial of alleged leaders of the of the Khmer Rouge. As defence counsel for the first Accused, Nuon Chea, popularly known as Brother Number 2, I was entitled [...]