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Bahraini human rights defender denied travel to kingdom to visit jailed father
Maryam al-Khawaja fears her father, the political prisoner Abdulhadi al-Khawajar, will die soon after being denied medical treatment

Ruth Michaelson

15, Sep, 2023 @2:43 PM

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Why prosecutors are reluctant to use ‘notoriously flaky’ Official Secrets Act
Intelligence circles have been aware for some time the 1911 act which talks only of ‘enemies’ needs updating

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

13, Sep, 2023 @6:12 PM

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Ministers urged not to shelve plans to outlaw oppressive lawsuits
Ministers urged not to abandon non-legislative measures to prevent so-called Slapp suits against critics and journalists

Aubrey Allegretti Senior political correspondent

11, Sep, 2023 @4:55 PM

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Top UK lawyer hits out at ‘authoritarian’ attacks on legal profession
Exclusive: Respect for law being undermined by ‘disparagement of lawyers and judges’, says Helena Kennedy

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

10, Sep, 2023 @2:00 PM

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UK mother accused of alienating children from father wins appeal over psychological assessment
Senior judge overturns previous ruling, saying matter is for the court to decide amid concern over use of unregulated psychologists

Hannah Summers

09, Sep, 2023 @3:46 PM

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Indefinite sentences should be suicide risk factor, says prisons watchdog
Nine self-inflicted deaths of prisoners serving IPP sentences in 2022 was highest number since controversial introduction

Simon Hattenstone

09, Sep, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Senator files ethics complaint against supreme court justice Samuel Alito
Sheldon Whitehouse writes to Chief Justice John Roberts about ‘several’ ethics violations, citing Wall Street Journal interview

Martin Pengelly in Washington

05, Sep, 2023 @4:46 PM

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Forcing criminals to attend sentencing is illogical | Letter
Letter: Jeremy Dein KC says the government’s plan will simply add unnecessary pressure to a prison system already on the verge of collapse. Plus a letter from Duncan Curtis

03, Sep, 2023 @5:04 PM

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Number of offenders with indefinite sentences recalled to prison soars
Exclusive: Campaigners say people are being sent back to jail in England and Wales ‘for no good reason’

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

03, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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UN highlights ‘psychological harm’ to UK man jailed since 2012 for phone theft
Exclusive: Expert repeats call to review indefinite sentences such as Thomas White’s, whose family says now suffers from psychosis

Sammy Gecsoyler

03, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Law Council of Australia urges judicial immunity reform after judge Salvatore Vasta successfully sued
Peak lawyers body renews call for federal complaints commission after inferior court judge found personally liable for false imprisonment

Christopher Knaus and Nino Bucci

01, Sep, 2023 @4:08 AM

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Judge who falsely imprisoned man during property settlement faces second claim of wrongly jailing man
Lawyers to push forward with action against Salvatore Vasta after federal court found he committed ‘serious and fundamental errors’ in separate Mr Stradford case

Christopher Knaus and Nino Bucci

31, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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