Latest blog articles with tag Criminal Law

  • LAW_pilate washing his hands_blog by Chrisitina Peristeridou

    Pilate washing his hands, the CJEU on pre-trial detention

    11 December 2019
    The very recent ruling of the CJEU in DK (C-653/19 PPU, 28 November 2019) came to verify two quite depressing suspicions about the current status of European criminal law. First, Directive 2016/343 on the presumption of innocence remains an instrument with staggeringly limited applicability especially in the field of pre-trial detention. Second, pre-trial detention stands as a political and legal hot potato: neither the CJEU nor the EU legislator are eager to provide common standards on pre-trial detention, even if the lack of these standards is partly to blame...
  • Law_blog_Anna_Pivaty Criminal defence

    Looking beyond legal traditions towards practical effective legal assistance

    6 December 2019
    National laws or ‘legal traditions’ are not the main obstacle to realising the ideal of ‘effective legal assistance’ embedded in the EU procedural rights’ Directives. The resistance to realising this ideal originates mainly from the professional cultures of relevant actors, including criminal defence lawyers, and the contemporary discourses of managerialism, efficiency and, as of lately, austerity.
  • Blog OJ Simpson - reasonable doubt

    If the glove does not fit, you must acquit

    29 April 2019
    Those of you who were old enough to follow news headlines in the 90’s will probably remember this quote. For those of you who don’t: it is a famous phrase used by the defence team of O.J. Simpson in an – as would later turn out: successful – attempt to convince the jury of O.J.’s innocence.
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    City of ghosts: a close look at resisting repression

    8 November 2017
    Roland Moerland spoke at Docfest about the bystander effect, empathy and agency, self-sacrifice and other remarkable features of the documentary City of Ghosts .
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