March 30, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in two cases titled Kansas v. Carr, consolidating them for oral argument. These cases examine whether the Eighth Amendment right to an "individualized sentencing" was violated by the decision not to sever the sentencing phase of a co-defendant's ...[read more]
March 14, 2015
by William Helbling
The Criminal Court of Maldives on Friday sentenced former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to 13 years in prison for terrorism-related charges. The charges relate to actions taken three years ago by the former President which included the arrest and detainment of a top judge. The Maldives judge ...[read more]
October 2, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge from Georgia's Towaliga Judicial Circuit ruled Monday that death row inmate Warren Lee Hill has failed to meet the state's requirement to prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt as a bar to execution. Hill's lawyers argued Georgia's high standard for proving intellectual ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) acquitted two former Serbian secret police officials Thursday for their involvement in war crimes during the Bosnian Civil War. The court found that the prosecution failed to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused, ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday Military Judge Denise Lind ruled the state must prove Pfc. Bradley Manning knowingly helped al Qaeda. Manning has pleaded guilty to several other charges, but is contesting the most serious charge of aiding the enemy. Lind ruled that to meet the standard of ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Terrica Ganzy, Staff Attorney for the Southern Center for Human Rights, argues that Georgia's "beyond a reasonable doubt standard" for finding mental retardation in capital offenses is a nearly insurmountable standard...The US Supreme Court has held that the Eighth Amendment' ...[read more]
November 20, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A Croatian court sentenced former prime minister Ivo Sanader to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for corruption and war profiteering. Judge Ivan Turudic found Sanader guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and also ordered the former PM to pay a fine of €611,000 to Croatia. Sanader was charged with ...[read more]
July 20, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Butts County Superior Court on Thursday denied requests to halt the execution of Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill. Hill was convicted of two counts of murder but argues he should not be executed because he is mentally disabled. Georgia is the only state in the US that requires proof of ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The War Crimes Chamber of the Belgrade District Court on Tuesday sentenced 14 former members of the Yugoslav army and paramilitaries for killing non-Serb civilians during the Serbo-Croatian War in which around 20,000 people lost their lives. The court found that the prosecution had presented ...[read more]
April 28, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 28, 2005, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced Mika Muhimana, a former councilor in the western Rwandan province of Kibuyea, to life imprisonment for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Judge Khalida Rashid Khan said the tribunal had found beyond any ...[read more]

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