Crime and Justice

  • 17 Feb 2010

    The president of the Madagascar's largest Protestant church has welcomed the release of two imprisoned church radio journalists, but warned they still face trial for allegedly colluding in an army mutiny.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    The World Council of Churches has urged President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo "to ensure the immediate release" of Dr Alexis Montes and other 42 health workers detained by military and police forces on 6 February.

  • 10 Feb 2010

    Rowan Williams has given a clear account of where the church stands on the Equality Bill, says Simon Sarmiento. It rejects the very concept of putting any limiting definition of its exemptions into law. But is it thereby opening a massive legal can of worms?

  • 10 Feb 2010

    The British government stands accused of an attempt to manipulate the draft judgment in a landmark legal case concerning secrecy in the complicity of the UK and the US in the torture of Binyam Mohamed at Guantánamo Bay.

  • 8 Feb 2010

    Israel’s most recent response to the UN on its investigations into alleged violations of international law by its forces in Gaza a year ago is totally inadequate, Amnesty International has said.

  • 6 Feb 2010

    The Serious Fraud Office has triggered outrage by reaching a “plea bargain” with the arms company BAE Systems. BAE have admitted to two criminal charges and agreed to pay over £280 million, but will not face court.

  • 4 Feb 2010

    The argument over Pope Benedict's comments about equalities legislation continued last night, with the government seeking to minimise the impact of his remarks.

  • 3 Feb 2010

    The Cutting Edge Consortium, which brings together people of all faiths and none to support the Equality Bill currently going through the British Parliament, has criticised the Pope's recent comments on the issue of discrimination.

  • 2 Feb 2010

    In a potential breakthrough, a former agent of the arms company BAE Systems has been charged with corruption offences. The news has been welcomed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade, who say that the truth must come out in court.

  • 2 Feb 2010

    Human rights groups across the world have condemned the execution of two men arrested during protests that followed Iran's disputed presidential election in 2009. Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour were hanged last week.