Judicial impartiality is of fundamental importance to anyone facing trial, and especially to those facing criminal prosecution. This blog offers a detailed analysis of the Otegi case and exposes the current state of the Spanish judicial system.
Dutch prosecutorial guidelines contribute to consistency in judicial decision-making by providing a starting point for thinking, but with room for individualization: an inspiration for other countries in structuring prosecutorial decision-making?
The recent UN climate report and the Urgenda appeal case reflect hopeful developments with regard to dealing with climate change. But there are alternative views, reaching beyond the emphasis on numbers and statistics, that deserve attention as well.
The ECtHR has ruled that imposing a confiscation order without a prior formal conviction does not amount in itself to a violation of Article 7 ECHR. In doing so, it is paving the way for a more extensive use of non-conviction based confiscation in Europe.