Category: Overseas

  • Anita Mugeni: Criminal Defense Hero of the Day

    Anita Mugeni Anita Mugeni, one of the few criminal-defense lawyers in Rwanda (a place that makes Williamson County look almost civilized). Recently, Anita defended a woman appealing a conviction sentencing her to death. Despite the seriousness of the charges, the court had not appointed a lawyer and the woman did not know she had a […]

  • More for Our Colleagues Across the Pond

    Continuing my discussion with “Interested Counsel” about the U.S. criminal justice system. He asks: Another emotive issue over there appears to be disclosure. I had assumed this was similar to our own debate over when, in proceedings, full disclosure should take place. I infer from your (very good) podcast with the self-styled Charon QC that […]

  • Why the Why?

    I asked regular reader Interested Counsel, a British criminal-law barrister, for a list of points that he found interesting or was curious about regarding the U.S. criminal justice system. He obliged me, prefacing his email: It is clear here that the Ministry of Justice is enamoured of all things American. It is easy for us […]

  • CharonQC’s Podcast #90

    I admit a fascination with the British criminal justice system, and how far it and ours have diverged in the last 230 odd years. I welcome the frequent comments from British criminal barrister “Interested Counsel”, and have invited him to email me a list of questions and comments about American criminal justice. I learn a […]

  • A Different Sort of Red Light Camera, and A Surprise for Bal’mer

    In Sweden, Police are using surveillance cameras and CCTV footage to catch men who visit prostitutes and pay – or seek to pay for – sex. Within weeks of such a visit a letter is sent to the “torsk” – Swedish slang for a male sex customer. If he does not admit to the crime […]

  • Blame Brain Drain?

    [Co-written by Jennifer Bennett.] The Bombay Metropolitan Magistrate Court Bar Association has adopted a resolution barring its members from representing Mohammed Ajmal Kasab (Law and Other Things blog), the sole surviving November 26th attacker. Lawyers often feel pressure not to represent people associated with unpopular causes. I remember that Doug Tinker (RIP Doug) initially declined […]

  • What Lawyers’re Doing Across the Pond

    Taunting the government’s AI; Geeklawyer is offering a bottle of whisky [sic] for the best question and answer.