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Senior UN officials have called on the government of Iraq to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty after a new report on the rise of executions in the country.
The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas has warned that cost-cutting UK legal aid proposals “will destroy prison law as we have known it”.
Police arrest almost 100 girls a day in England and Wales, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (19 March).
Plaid Cymru has called for the Probation Service to handed to the Welsh Government rather than privatised under Westminster plans.
There is a whole raft of initiatives and referendums on state ballots. We offer a summary here, with comments where appropriate on issues of social justice relating to these proposals.
The postponement of a verdict in the appeal case of 13 Bahraini opposition activists has been criticised as “tantamount to a denial of justice.”
Britain’s criminal justice system leaves a lot to be desired, being founded on an adversarial rather than a restorative approach.
There are some areas, though, in which the system has worked well: two of these areas are forensic science, and the supply of professional interpreters for people who don’t speak English.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System has announced a one year independent inquiry into girls in the penal system.
New research has undermined assumptions about punishment, with the revelation that many offenders preferred a short prison term over a community sentence.
The Swiss government is being urged not to enforce the deportation of foreigners convicted of certain criminal offences if this results in human rights violations.