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Review of the reforms to pre-charge bail - is the law the problem?

United Kingdom - December 6 2019 On 5 November 2019, the Home Office announced that it will consider updating the reforms made in 2017 that limited the length of pre-charge bail to…

On the cliff edge: Do we need formal sentencing guidelines for ‘young adults’?

United Kingdom - April 25 2019 Most of us remember our 18th Birthday. Finally you are old enough to do a whole list of activities which were previously prohibited - you can vote…

Eastenders explores rape: Part 5 - what happens when a complainant wants to "drop the case"?

United Kingdom - April 10 2019 In this blog series, we have been following the progress of one of the latest EastEnders storylines, which centres on a Young woman who claims to…

Negotiating a new extradition process post-Brexit: lessons to be learned from the European Arrest Warrant experience

European Union, United Kingdom - April 9 2019 In April 2016, the international Criminal Justice NGO Fair Trials, launched their EU-wide ‘Beyond Surrender’ project which set out to examine the…

Rebecca Niblock

Tongue splitting, ear removal and branding - the limits of consent as a defence to extreme body modification (Part II)

United Kingdom - March 29 2019 A registered tattooist and body piercer who also provided body modification pleaded guilty in February 2019 to three counts of causing grievous…