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Closing Orders without Closure at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

November 8, 2018

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Nina Jorgensen looks at the ECCC’s latest trial judgment and the handling of the outstanding cases against the Khmer Rouge regime.

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Proxies for Progress

July 18, 2017

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Richard Clements looks at Performance Indicators at the International Criminal Court

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Criminal Judges on Trial: State-Induced Guilty Pleas by Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

July 1, 2014

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Giving the criminally accused reduced sentences in return for a guilty plea is officially portrayed as  a practical necessity for the administration of criminal courts. No one likes the idea of criminals ‘getting away with it’. Repeatedly, law and order politicians complain that offenders are not receiving their just desserts.  Yet the striking of deals with offenders (‘plea bargaining’) is now  portrayed by judges and politicians alike as an imperative because, it is said, the criminal justice system  could not cope with a high proportion of defendants  asserting their ‘right’ to trial.

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The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime – The Perfect Storm? by Nicholas Ryder

June 5, 2014

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Since the start of the 2007 financial crisis, an enormous amount of literature has been written attempting to identify the factors that contributed to it.  This has resulted in the publication of numerous excellent texts and articles by experts in economics, finance, banking regulation, law and other subject areas.  Many of these works have highlighted the crucial role of ineffective means of banking regulation, the deregulation of consumer credit laws, high risk banking, greed, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, securitisation, deregulation of banking laws, convenient credit, irresponsible or predatory lending and weak macroeconomic policies.  However, the research presented in my new book seeks to offer a different interpretation and concludes that that there is one previously under-researched contributory factor: white collar crime. 

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