The period covering the late
thirteenth to the early fifteenth century was a crucial one in terms of
the evolution of a practical and lasting system of criminaljustice. 1 At
its outset the general eyre was still in operation. This was an
omnicompetent travelling court, which had periodically administered
justice in the localities since the days of Henry II
delivered justice to the people who needed it most when otherwise they might not have had it at all. And I’m proud to have done that and I’m proud to keep doing that.
This scene stages two representations of international criminaljustice which can be found more generally in cinema. On one hand, it appears as a necessary means to fight impunity ‘wherever the crime takes place’ and to ‘deliver justice to the people who need it most’. On the other, it is shown as an institution commanded by Western States’ interests and their neocolonialist reflexes. It is hard to tell
The coming years provide an exciting opportunity to improve the experience of victims of crime in Ireland and to give practical effect to the rights of victims in this jurisdiction. The focus of the EU Directive on Victims’ Rights is on the availability of high-quality services delivered in a respectful, sensitive, professional and non‑discriminatory manner, and it recognises victims of crime as bearers of rights rather than mere ‘consumers of criminaljustice’ (Zedner, 2004 : 146). We must take this opportunity to build upon the many positive developments and
This book provides an introduction to the English legal system and its development during the period c 1215-1485. It affords a valuable insight into the character of medieval governance as well as revealing the complex nexus of interests, attitudes and relationships prevailing in society during the later Middle Ages. The book considers the theoretical and ideological aspects of medieval law and justice, examining the concepts and discourses to be found in official and non-official circles. It concentrates on manifestations of crime and disorder and the royal response to this in the form of the development of judicial institutions. The book then looks at the dispensation of justice both inside and outside the courtroom. It examines in detail the machinery and functioning of criminal justice both in the royal courts and in those autonomous areas exercising delegated powers. The book also considers the use of extra-judicial methods, such as arbitration and 'self-help', to illustrate the interaction of formal and informal methods of dispute settlement. It focuses on the personnel of justice, the justices of the central courts and the local officials who carried out the day-to-day administrative tasks. The smooth and successful operation of the judicial system was challenged and sometimes hindered by the existence of corrupt practices and abuse of its procedures.
The Tomašica mass grave and the trial of Ratko Mladić
This article focuses on the judicial consideration of the scientific analysis of the Tomašica mass grave, in the Prijedor municipality of Republika Srpska in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Often referred to as the largest mass grave in Europe since the Second World War, this grave was fully discovered in September 2013 and the scientific evidence gathered was included in the prosecution of Ratko Mladić before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Based on the exhaustive analysis of all the publicly available trial transcripts, this article presents how the Tomašica evidence proved symptomatic of the way in which forensic sciences and international criminal justice intertwine and of the impact of the former over the latter on the admissibility of evidence, the conduct of proceedings and the qualification of the crimes perpetrated.
articles that other people had written; for my master’s thesis, I chose to
analyse how French print media handled conflicts in the eastern Congo ( Brabant, 2011 ). At the time, I was struck by
how often the journalists, in writing their articles, borrowed the lexicon and
frames of reference from other fields (humanitarian aid, diplomacy and international
criminaljustice) without, it appeared, always being conscious of those origins
– and thus without taking the time
A Belated but Welcome Theory of Change on Mental Health and
strategies and legislative amendments must outlaw discrimination and meaningfully
protect rights in the health, social welfare, employment, education and criminaljustice sectors. This is pretty basic stuff and hardly a panacea.
Furthermore, unfortunately the document is scant on methods to achieve the proposed
outcomes. How can quality services and support be guaranteed in struggling LMICs or
FCAS with inadequate national and district budgets? Regular and continued monitoring
How Can Humanitarian Analysis, Early Warning and Response Be
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Alex de Waal
Conley , B.
de Waal , A.
( 2019 ), ‘ The Purposes of
Starvation: Historical and Contemporary Uses ’,
Journal of International CriminalJustice ,
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This book has sought to examine the criminaljustice system's interactions with victims of crime. It is a relationship which has changed irrevocably over time. A significant discontinuity occurred in the nineteenth century when a new architecture of criminal and penal semiotics slowly emerged. An institutional way of knowing interpersonal conflict crystallised, one which reified system relations over personal experiences. It also emphasised new ideals and values such as proportionality, legalism, procedural rationality, equality and uniformity. New commitments
During the majority of the twentieth century the crime victim in the criminaljustice systems in most common law jurisdictions was afforded no meaningful role or voice. Criminaljustice systems were built on the notion that the state was the injured party. The crime victim was merely the complainant who activated the criminaljustice system by notifying the police of the crime suffered. If an arrest was made, the victim was then a witness for the prosecution and treated like any other piece of evidence for the prosecution. While the prevailing