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Omar Khadr one step closer to justice

Omar Khadr one step closer to justice

Omar Khadr has once again been vindicated by the courts. The unanimous ruling by the Alberta Court of Appeals affirms what Omar's lawyers and supporters have maintained since his 2012…

Omar Khadr war crimes charges lack legal basis

Omar Khadr war crimes charges lack legal basis

A previously secret Justice Department memo on CIA involvement in drone killings is casting new doubt on whether the American government had any legal basis to prosecute Canada's Omar Khadr…

Barnardo’s role in the detention and removal of children

Barnardo’s role in the detention and removal of children

When, in the wake of the coalition’s ‘abolition’ of child detention in 2010, Barnardo’s announced its participation in the Home Office’s new ‘family-friendly pre-departure accommodation’ to be managed by G4S,…

Regardless of law, New Hampshire not ready to enforce death penalty

Regardless of law, New Hampshire not ready to enforce death penalty

As their counterparts across the country grapple with questions raised after a failed execution attempt in Oklahoma, New Hampshire prison officials are beginning to look at how the death penalty…

Justice on trial: Highlights from The Guardian

Justice on trial: Highlights from The Guardian

The Guardians' 'Justice on Trial' is ongoing series that aims to highlight cases where there are major concerns of a miscarriage of justice. Since the 1980s and 90s a flow…

Senate ‘torture report’ stuck in declassification process

Senate ‘torture report’ stuck in declassification process

The release of the long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques _ widely denounced as torture _ is certain to take much…

Affirmative Action: The court stacks the deck

Affirmative Action: The court stacks the deck

Affirmative action has opened doors for disadvantaged minorities and made this a fairer, more equal society. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts apparently wants no more of that.…

Time the entire world barred capital punishment

Time the entire world barred capital punishment

In the Grassmarket in central Edinburgh, a round stone known as the “shadow of the gibbet” marks the site’s history as an execution spot. While capital punishment continued in Britain…