November 11, 2010
by Maureen Cosgrove
The High Court of Australia on Thursday ruled unanimously that two Sri Lankan men held offshore on Christmas Island had been denied procedural fairness. The court stated that the government wrongfully denied the asylum seekers, who wanted to apply for visas, access to the Australian legal system. ...[read more]
July 6, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Federal Court of Canada on Monday ordered the Canadian government to provide Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr with a list of remedies to ameliorate its breach of his constitutional rights. The court held that Khadr, who is a Canadian citizen, has a right to "procedural fairness and natural ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
Current US immigration detention and transfer policies unnecessarily interfere with individual detainees' rights to counsel and procedural fairness, according to two reports released Wednesday urging reforms to the system. According to a report by the Constitution Project, the government ...[read more]
June 17, 2009
by Brian Jackson
Five UN officials on Tuesday decried the manner in which Myanmar has conducted the trial of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Leandro Despouy said that the trial has been marred by flagrant violations of substantive and procedural ri... ...[read more]
June 26, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) improperly destroyed recordings of agent interviews with terror suspect Adil Charkaoui, but the justices refused to stop Charkaoui's extradition to Morocco. The Court found that the loss of ...[read more]
February 3, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Max Jeganathan: Civil Liberties Australia unequivocally and unconditionally rejects Mr Keelty's call for media restrictions on coverage relating to all and any operations by the Australian Federal Police Force. Clearly, the arms of law enforcement and the judicial process need to operate... ...[read more]
April 8, 2005
by Phillip Hong-Barco
Philip Alston, a UN human rights investigator speaking in Geneva Friday, urged countries to remove their cloak of secrecy and disclose the numbers of prisoners executed and those waiting on death row. Alston, an Australian jurist and law professor, remarked that secrecy undermines proc... ...[read more]
February 26, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
Today Eric Muller of the University North Carolina Law School is thinking about the apparently-forgotten prosecution of suspected terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui. Lawrence Solum of Loyola Law School Los Angeles reflects on procedural fairness and class actions in light of Dow Chemical v. Stephenson, ...[read more]

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