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It may be famous for the pristine holiday beaches of its Indian Ocean coastline but the Maldives has taken a dark authoritarian turn. In 2008, the island nation became a democracy after Mohamed Nasheed was sworn in as president after the country’s first-ever free and fair elections.
International Law Programme Meeting Summary*   Introduction This is a summary of an event held by the International Law Programme at Chatham House, in association with Doughty Street Chambers, to explore the topic of corporate responsibility for international crimes. Two main strands emerged in the...
Revelations of torture and rendition at Diego Garcia, in the Chagos Archipelago, over which the UK claims sovereignty, are the latest twist in a history of colonial dispossession, international unlawfulness, and willing capitulation to U.S. strategic demands. At a critical time – the US lease...
In February 2015, Geoffrey Robertson QC published an independent report into the proceedings of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh. The report is the first of its kind and concludes that the Tribunal's Procedures fall seriously short of international standards.  See the report...
Some people say the common law is all about narrative. A story gets told, then retold and retold and with each retelling it changes a little. Most of the work I do as a practising lawyer is more prosaic. But in one area of my practice, constitutional challenges to the mandatory death penalty (MDP...



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