Criminal Justice System

R v Jogee (Appellant) [2016]

On 18 February 2016, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned 30 years’ legal precedent on the doctrine of joint enterprise.

Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors [2014] 

On 30 October 2014, the Court of Appeal ruled that the legal case against the former foreign secretary Jack Straw and a senior MI6 officer, which alleges that they were unlawfully involved in the torture and illegal rendition of a Libyan man and his pregnant wife, to Gaddafi’s Libya in 2004, can be heard in an English Court.

Nunn v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary [2014]

On 18 June 2014, the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal regarding the duty of disclosure on the police post-conviction. Although the Court dismissed the appeal on the facts, it did clarify when a duty of post-conviction disclosure exists.

Cadder v HM Advocate [2010]

On 26 October 2010, a unanimous seven judge UK Supreme Court confirmed that the law in Scotland breaches the right to a fair trial by not allowing advice and representation to detained persons in the police station.