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Letter from the US : New law targets Mumia

Letter from the US : New law targets Mumia

Mumia Abu-Jamal, the most well-known political prisoner in the United States, now has a new law directed against him personally. Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly voted to adopt the “Revictimization…

Police cautions ‘to be scrapped’ in England and Wales

Police cautions ‘to be scrapped’ in England and Wales

The government is planning to scrap the use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - in England and Wales.…

Francis’ condemnation of death penalty shows Christianity’s counter-cultural approach to punishment

Francis’ condemnation of death penalty shows Christianity’s counter-cultural approach to punishment

Yesterday (23 October 2014) Britain released one of its longest serving prisoners, Harry Roberts, who shot dead three policemen in 1966. The trial judge recommended he serve a minimum 30-year…

Initiative promises legal advice for those without lawyers [represented] in courts

Initiative promises legal advice for those without lawyers [represented] in courts

A network of in-court advice centres providing support for unrepresented litigants in civil and family law cases is to be funded by the Ministry of Justice.…

Finding the missing piece of refugee and asylum policy

Finding the missing piece of refugee and asylum policy

Under the 1951 convention relating to the Status of Refugees, refugees have a number of rights including access to national courts, the right to employment and education and other civil…

Advocates seek better mental health support for asylum seekers

Advocates seek better mental health support for asylum seekers

Mental health care providers want better care for asylum seekers living in the community waiting on the outcome of visa applications.…

New investigation after 2,000 police officers are implicated in corruption

New investigation after 2,000 police officers are implicated in corruption

Police corruption is to be investigated by a powerful committee of MPs amid fears of widespread impropriety – as The Independent reveals that thousands of officers are suspected to be…

John Pilger: The war criminals in our midst who should be in the dock with ISIS

John Pilger: The war criminals in our midst who should be in the dock with ISIS

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”. …