Tag: #7 Justice must be seen to be done

Is justice blind?

Scots law for most vulnerable hides behind closed doors

A “conference” on UK and Scots law affecting some of the most vulnerable in society is being held and anyone may attend, except reporters. Is that fair?

Justice Rowan Downing

Khmer Rouge victims left without justice for decades

A former judge of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia has warned politicians are not learning the lessons to prevent future genocide and war crimes.

Is justice blind?

Immigration courts – are we blind to justice?

Reporters are not testing immigration courts and tribunals enough, they are showing deference to power, and justice is not being seen to be done.

Is justice balanced?

Toronto immigration board: No more ‘I love you’s’

A Toronto immigration board appeal hearing has declared a marriage to be “not genuine” and for the purposes of getting a husband from Vietnam into Canada.

US Court House in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Immigration Court: Where numbers rule

Exclusive: Witness the forms, alien numbers, delays, a world of nationalities and human migration colliding inside the Philadelphia Immigration Court.

Is justice balanced?

Philadelphia immigration court: ‘Soccer player’ in ‘wrong place’

A MAN who said he was a professional soccer player in his native Jamaica was warned about who he associates with after connections to a $1/2m drugs bust.

Is justice balanced?

Philadelphia immigration court: Lengthy wait for limited amnesty

A man has appeared at Philadelphia Immigration Court seeking one of 4000 limited “cancellation of removal” waivers granted each year.

Justice must be seen to be done – both by reporters and the public

Why does it matter that justice is seen to be done? Consider the legal and journalism challenges behind the basis of “open justice”.