Friday, September 17, 2010

Criminal Law and Procedure Blog Alerts: September 17, 2010

Source: Google News Alert Service, September 17, 2010.

Why do Innocent People Confess to Crimes? - LegalMatch: Criminal Law
By Legal Match

If someone is in prison because they confessed to a crime, you can be pretty sure that they're actually guilty, right? Statistically, that's probably a safe bet. However, a surprising, and disturbingly-high, number of people have been exonerated (almost always ... According to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog (also reported here) criminal defense attorneys are taking note. It used to be that an admissible confession was the final nail in a coffin for a criminal defense. ...
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Lebanon: Judiciary Failing to Protect Domestic Workers | Human ...
By Human Rights Watch

It finds that lack of accessible complaint mechanisms, lengthy judicial procedures, and restrictive visa policies dissuade many workers from filing or pursuing complaints against their employers. ... The most severe sentence for beating a domestic worker of which Human Rights Watch is aware was one month in prison. It was imposed by a criminal court on June 26, 2010, against an employer who repeatedly beat a Sri Lankan domestic worker while forcibly confining her to the ...

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