Saudi Arabia: Forthcoming Penal Code Should Protect Rights

Emily Parkin

(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia should ensure that a forthcoming penal code fully complies with international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities announced in February 2021 that justice reforms, including the country’s first written penal code for discretionary crimes – crimes whose punishments are not specified in […]

Governor Ducey Kicks Off Victims’ Rights Week With Signing Ceremonies For Two Victims’ Rights Bills

Emily Parkin

Bills Will Help Protect Arizonans From Antisemitic Crimes, Strengthen Emergency Orders Of Protection PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today held a ceremonial signing for two bills aimed at strengthening protections for Arizona crime victims. The bill signings kick off Arizona Crime Victims’ Right Week, which recognizes Arizona’s national leadership in […]

War Crimes and Genocide in Ukraine – JURIST – Commentary

Emily Parkin

Christy Shucksmith-Wesley, associate professor and senior tutor at the University of Nottingham School of Law, considers the possibility of proceedings on violations of international humanitarian law in Ukraine… After the Second World War, the International Committee of the Red Cross created new treaties to constrain the methods and means of […]

War Crimes History: Will Russia Be Brought To Justice?

Emily Parkin

The war in Ukraine has turned very dark in ways few of us expected. Credible reports are pouring in of abuse of civilians, including torture, rape, looting, and executions (which Russia denies). Unlike many recent hostilities, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been accompanied by Vladimir Putin’s official declaration of […]

Criminal Law and social protest in Cuba

Emily Parkin

Criminal Law responds, by definition, to the needs of order and security. However, humanist perspectives have historically intervened in its field, until today, to seek less damaging solutions and minimize the criminal consequences that involve the alienation of individuals from society. In this, there are several criminal principles that seek […]

Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division Delivers Keynote at INTERPOL’s 25th Annual Pollution Crime Working Group Meeting | OPA

Emily Parkin

Remarks as Prepared Thank you for that very kind introduction, Federica. And greetings to everyone joining the proceedings today. It’s my great pleasure to be part of a robust and fascinating agenda. As just mentioned, my name is Todd Kim, and I have the great privilege of leading the U.S. […]