TITLE

English court makes first conviction for non-UK crime

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Joanne
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;7/25/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 29, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on Faryadi Zardad, an Afghan national who became the first foreign national to be prosecuted in an English court for crimes committed outside Great Britain. The international conventions in England mean that countries have obligations to try crimes of torture and other crimes against humanity if a suspect is found on their soil. Zardad was found guilty of torture and hostage-taking and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
ACCESSION #
20282636

 

Related Articles

  • Dutch Courts' Universal Jurisdiction over Violations of Common Article 3 qua War Crimes. Mettraux, Guénaël // Journal of International Criminal Justice;May2006, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p362 

    On 14 October 2005, The Hague District Court sentenced two Afghan asylum seekers for their role and participation in the torture of civilians during the Afghan War of 1978–1992. The Court held in both cases that it had ‘universal jurisdiction’ over violations of Common...

  • Repeat offender agrees to plea deal. RASH, BRIAN // Graham Leader;6/7/2015, Vol. 139 Issue 85, p1A 

    No abstract available.

  • Supreme Court justice rules on appeal involving $500 fine. BICKFORD, PAUL // Hub (Hay River, NT);12/23/2015, Vol. 43 Issue 44, p7 

    No abstract available.

  • SHORT TAKES: Mashhad (Iran).  // Advocate;5/29/80, Issue 293, p12 

    Reports on the sentencing of five men to death by firing squad by the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Iran.

  • IF THE CONVICTIONS DON'T FIT, YOU MUST ACQUIT: EXAMINING THE CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATIONS ON THE STATE'S PURSUIT OF INCONSISTENT CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS. BUSKEY, BRANDON // Review of Law & Social Change;2012, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p311 

    The article offers information regarding the issue of inconsistent criminal prosecutions. It provides information that the problem occurs when the State's assertions conflict or contradict its assertions in a separate case. It mentions that incompatible convictions and sentences violate...

  • PANEL ONE: PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION AND ITS CHALLENGES. King, Nancy J.; Soulé, David A.; Steen, Sara; Weidner, Robert R. // Columbia Law Review;May2005, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p959 

    The research reported in this Essay examines process disco nuts-differences in sentences imposed for the same offense, depending upon whether the conviction was by juiy trial, bench trial, or guilty plea-in five states that use judicial sentencing guidelines. Few guidelines systems expressly...

  • When the Line is Crossed... Paths to Control and Sanction Behaviour Necessitating a State Reaction. Wade, Marianne; Aebi, Marcelo; Aubusson de Cavarlay, Bruno; Balcells, Marc; Gilliéron, Gwladys; Hakeri, Hakan; Killias, Martin; Lewis, Christopher; Roth, Erika; Smit, Paul; Sobota, Piotr; Turkovic, Ksenija; Zila, Josef // European Journal on Criminal Policy & Research;2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2/3, p101 

    This article provides an overview of the various forms of proceedings available within 11 European criminal justice systems and reflects upon their core features. It also provides a picture of how far alternative, non-criminal proceedings are used by some of the systems as a different path to...

  • Do Resources, Justice Administration Practices And Federalism Have An Impact On Registered And Sentenced Crime Prevalence? Koller, Christophe // International Journal for Court Administration;Jun2014, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p100 

    This contribution, based on a statistical approach, undertakes to link data on resources (personnel and financial means) and the working of the administration of penal justice (prosecution, sentencing) taking into account the nationality of those prosecuted. In order to be able to distinguish...

  • A sentencing model for the 21st century. Kane, Robert J. // Federal Probation;Sep95, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p10 

    Presents a model for modernizing sentencing practices in Massachusetts' district courts. State's sentencing commission as an opportunity for sentencing reform; Focus on issues like plea bargaining, sentencing classification systems and public saf ety.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics