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JENGbA calls for review of Joint Enterprise law (in the UK)

JENGbA calls for review of Joint Enterprise law (in the UK)

The Stephen Lawrence murder trial convicted two men out of a wider group of suspects. Their prosecution was brought under the little-understood law of Joint Enterprise. In such cases, those…

Lawrence convictions should be treated as new evidence of a ‘joint enterprise’

Lawrence convictions should be treated as new evidence of a ‘joint enterprise’

The Society of Black Lawyers is calling for the immediate prosecution of the three remaining men who are suspected of being involved in the racist murder of black teenager, Stephen…

Motion passed for UK’s extradition laws to be renegotiated

Motion passed for UK’s extradition laws to be renegotiated

Many MPs called for any changes in the UK-US Extradition Treaty 2003 so that in effect, it will prevent the extradition of pending cases such as that of Babar Ahmad,…

Capital punishment on the decline in Texas

Capital punishment on the decline in Texas

The American public's opinion on the death penalty has been changing steadily in the past 17 years. A 2011 Gallup Poll showed that 61 percent of people in the country…

Yarl’s Wood detains too many pregnant women, prisons inspector says

Yarl’s Wood detains too many pregnant women, prisons inspector says

The detention of "too many" pregnant women at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre has been heavily criticised by the chief inspector of prisons, Nick Hardwick. Hardwick particularly highlighted the case…

Parliament debate on Babar welcomed

Parliament debate on Babar welcomed

A campaign group has welcomed the decision by the Backbench Business Committee to schedule a full debate on extradition of Babar Ahmed. This follows a petition of over 141,000 people…

MPs finally stand up for Gary McKinnon as extradition law reform motion voted through

MPs finally stand up for Gary McKinnon as extradition law reform motion voted through

The campaign to change Britain's unfair extradition laws scored a stunning success at Westminster last night. A motion calling for 'urgent reform' to the US/UK treaty which is being used…

Locking up children for life in the US

Locking up children for life in the US

While their peers are finding dates for prom, submitting college applications, and starting families, over 2,500 prisoners sit behind bars in the US without the possibility of parole. What makes…