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ECtHR delivers judgment on the second Khodorkovskiy trial and finds serious breaches of fair trial rights and concludes that he was convicted on an unforeseeable application of criminal law that breached Article 7

The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that former executives of the Yukos oil company, Mikhail Khodorkovskiy and Platon Lebedev were denied their right to a fair trial. During the trial, the judges refused to call several witnesses for the defence and rejected requests for finance and oil market specialists to come and […]

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Extradition of four individuals could violate human rights as Westminster Magistrates Court rules no effective monitoring of Russian prisons

The Chief Magistrate has ruled that there is no effective independent monitoring of Russian prisons, which has resulted in discharging four individuals facing extradition. The Senior District judge found that there was a real risk of violating the individual’s rights under Article 3 of the European Court of Human Rights if they were extradited due […]

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Lord Ken Macdonald QC to deliver Criminal Law Lecture

Former UK Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald QC has been confirmed as guest speaker for the annual HKU-Boase Cohen & Collins Criminal Law Lecture. Recognised as one of the country’s leading criminal, regulatory and international barristers, Lord Macdonald will address an audience comprising senior figures from the legal profession and law students in […]

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Professor Christian Tams co-edits Oxford Commentary on the Statute of the International Court of Justice

Professor Christian Tams has co-edited the Oxford Commentary on the Statute of the International Court of Justice, a leading work on proceedings before the World Court. Now in its 3rd edition, the launch was celebrated with a panel debate featuring Judge Joan Donoghue of the ICJ, Professor André Nollkaemper and the two editors (Professor  Christian […]