Of Foreign Crimes

‘Will Mubarak stand trial for crimes committed as president of Egypt? We only need to look at neighbouring Israel for a precedent’

The Jury’s Out?

‘Judges like the idea of ending trial by jury for all criminal cases. But where do we draw the line?’

Court Short

‘It is curious that MPs are so unfamiliar with the laws under which they were elected’

Contempt for Court

‘After seven years, the International Criminal Court prosecutor has yet to secure a single conviction—or even an acquittal’

Girl Power

The Fawcett Society's review has an unrealistic and unhelpful take on female disadvantage

Honouring a Supreme Judge

‘Bingham the judge sometimes seemed to be living on a higher plane than mere mortals’

Political Judgements

‘It is critical to the success of the International Criminal Court that its judges are fearlessly independent’

Staving Off Despair: On the Use and Abuse of Pessimism for Life

The neuroscientist Raymond Tallis and the philosopher Roger Scruton discuss the human condition with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson

Taking the Stand

'The principle is simple enough: Parliament doesn't interfere with the courts, the courts don't interfere with Parliament. But it's not unlimited'

Trial and Terror

The use of federal courts for terrorist trials highlights the hypocrisy of Obama's counterterrorism policies

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"