Joshua Rozenberg

Faith in the Law

'I might believe it is wrong to work on the Sabbath but I cannot expect the law to enforce that belief in Britain'

Libel Flaws

'At a stroke, the Lord Chief Justice and two senior judges tipped the balance in favour of writers in a libel case'

Diplomatic Service

‘Although anyone can set up shop as a mediator, the process depends hugely on the skills of the person conveying offers from one side to the other’

Parliamentary Privileges

‘The DPP’s robust response to the four parliamentarians charged with false accounting amounted to “See you in court”’

Just Enquiry

‘Retired civil servants often bite hand that used to feed them, especially when answering questions from one of their own’

Modern Lawfare

‘A prominent Israeli will sooner or later be arrested in the UK for alleged war crimes. The law must be changed’

Retaining Rights

‘The Tories admit that their British Bill of Rights will have to be compatible with the European Convention’

The Political Trials of Lockerbie

‘Megrahi's terminal cancer was good news to everyone but him’

A Supreme Choice

‘Was Britain's new Supreme Court created by accident on 12 June 2003?’

Judging Qatar

‘Qatar has used its great wealth to buy in a system of justice of which I am proud — an oasis of common law in a desert of sharia. But that’s only for foreign businesses. The locals have to make do with royal decrees’

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