Joshua Rozenberg

Qatar for Peace?

‘As an honest broker between Israel and its Arab neighbours, Qatar might be able to buy an even greater prize than football or the rule of law’

Corporation Crackdown

'Surely tax avoidance is perfectly legal? Not when you are a multinational corporation operating in the third world, it seems'

Closed Courts and Open Justice

‘The government was planning to restrict the right to open justice and nobody seemed to care—until the Daily Mail weighed in’

War Crimes Without War?

‘However successful the US is in capturing terrorists, the war on terror can never be over; fighting terrorism cannot be a “war”’

Court Short-sighted

'The Lord Chief Justice paused, looked up at the glassy-eyed MPs and peers, and said: "If this is difficult, believe me, I am finding it so too".'

Essential Merit

'Lady Hale argues persuasively that diversity in its widest sense should be regarded as essential for appointments to the Supreme Court'

No Place Like Home

‘Naomi Zivotofsky and her husband are American citizens. Their son is a US citizen, born in Jerusalem. His passport gives no country of birth’

Court Out

‘Britain has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform the European Court of Human Rights’

Hearing The Hackers

'Leveson recognises that there needs to be a public discussion of when, in journalism, the end can be regarded as justifying the means'

Not So Private Lives

‘The Fred Goodwin case raised an important question — when is it in the public interest to disclose the fact of a sexual relationship?’

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens