Dr Bharat Malkani
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Lecturer and pro bono coordinator at the University of Birmingham

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The British Government Should Do All It Can to Protect Andargachew Tsege

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 1:49 PM

The latest swathe of botched executions in the US has once again made headlines across the Atlantic Ocean, with British newspapers expressing outrage at the barbarity of capital punishment and the way it is administered. A particularly thoughtful piece appeared in GQ magazine, in...

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12 Years a Slave: What a Story About Slavery Can Teach us About Today's Death Penalty

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 5:31 PM

The Oscar-tipped 12 Years a Slave hits cinema screens across the UK on January 10th 2014. The movie provides a vivid and harrowing portrayal of the unrelenting brutality suffered by slaves in pre-Civil War America. It is tempting to view the story as an historical drama about a practice long...

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Warren Lee Hill and the Ghosts of Death Penalty Past, Present and Future

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 3:30 PM

Warren Lee Hill's execution has been postponed yet again. A hearing has been scheduled for Thursday to determine whether Georgia's Lethal Injection Secrecy Act violates the United States Constitution. Hill's case is not only an example of the present-day problems with the death penalty. It also...

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The Government's Shameful Treatment of Lindsay Sandiford

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 8:25 AM

Yesterday, there were two stark reminders of why legal aid is so important. First, a demonstration took place outside Parliament against the proposed cuts to legal aid, reminding us of the vital role that legal aid plays in preventing and redressing miscarriages of justice. Second, the Court of Appeal handed...

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