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President Uhuru Kenyatta has commuted the death sentences of nearly 3,000 prisoners, the entire population of death row in Kenya. All had been given mandatory death sentences under a Penal Code inherited from Britain’s colonial rule. Although no...
By Susie Alegre, Caoilfhionn Gallagher and Katie O’Byrne  
  The author of ‘Guantánamo Diary’, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, has been transferred to his native Mauritania where he is to reunited with his family.
Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa has been detained in Egypt since August 2013, when he was arrested aged 17.  He has been held without trial for the 3 years and 1 month since, awaiting a mass trial with 493 others.  
We are delighted to announce Angela Patrick; JUSTICE’s Director of Human Rights will join Doughty Street Chambers.  
Tony Thobowa, who was given a mandatory sentence of death for an offence committed when he was a juvenile, has been released from prison in Malawi. Mr Thobowa was one of several prisoners who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the...
The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe has ruled that life sentences without the possibility of parole are cruel and inhuman punishment and a violation of human dignity (Obediah Makoni v Commissioner of Prisons & Anr, CCZ 8/16).
On the 1st of September 2016, Doughty Street International moved to a new office in the centre of The Hague. The office is located in the Bertha von Suttner Building on Laan van Meerdervoort 70 where many international NGOs and organisations are...
Yesterday, the 7th of September 2016, the Doughty Street Chambers International Arbitration Forum on Arbitration and Crime took place. Geoffrey Robertson QC and Edward Fitzgerald QC, joint heads of Doughty Street Chambers, moderated two panels of...
In December 2014, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights handed down its first freedom of expression judgment, finding that Burkinabé journalist Lohé Issa Konaté had been wrongfully imprisoned and fined for charges of criminal defamation.

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