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Criminal Law In Response To The Pandemic In Chile. The Penal Panacea Again?

This paper critically analyses Law No. 21,240 of 20 June 2020, which introduced several reforms to Chile's Criminal Code in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Criticism focuses on issues related to the origin of the reform, but especially on the use of the criminal instrument as a panacea to solve complex social problems.

The Videoconference Hearings in the Days of Covid-19. Problems of Legality and Immediacy (part 1)

This paper addresses the problems that may be generated in relation to the principles of legality and immediacy in the event that the criminal oral hearing is arranged through remote connection platforms. This analysis is carried out taking as a reference the regulation contained in the Chilean Criminal Procedure Code. A second part (to be published) will deal with other related issues (principle of confrontation, control of evidence, communication between the accused and defence counsel, publicity and impact of the accused's agreement to hold this type of trial and the collision with the right to be tried within a reasonable time).

Defund Police: Changing U.S. Policing Model

Data on Police Budget in Twelve Jurisdictions (Center for Popular Democracy Report)

Coronavirus Pandemic in the EU - Fundamental Rights Implications - Bulletin 2 by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

The bulletin considers the impact of Covid-19 on fundamental rights in important areas of daily life

COVID-19 and Objective Imputation of its Contagion

The spread of Covid-19 poses a real and serious risk to people's health and lives. In view of this situation, it is appropriate to analyse the possibility of criminally charging the carrying out of a contagious conduct when its suitability to cause the death of a person has been demonstrated. This work contributes to the legal qualification of the contagion of a disease like Covid-19 for which it resorts to the development of the theory of objective imputation.

An angry America

Understanding the Murder of George Floyd and the Anger in America

Oral Hearings During the Pandemic in Chile. What About Due Process?

The text is a synthetic report of how the Chilean criminal justice system has reacted to the movement restrictions generated by the COVID pandemic. At first the problems were focused on giving continuity to the hearings on guarantees, especially those that affect people's freedom. Now the great challenge of the system is to verify the possibility of conducting oral trials, respecting the basic guarantees of due process

Second Best? Truth Commissions as a Transitional Justice Mechanism

Book Review: J. Sarkin, The Global Impact and Legacy of Truth Commissions, Intersentia, Cambridge-Antwerp-Chicago, 2019

How Coronavirus Infected American Prison System: the Marshall Project Comes Out with Data

The article presents data about the spread of Coronavirus in federal and state prisons in the U.S. The first part of the article is dedicated to the Coronavirus spread among detainees, while the second data set gives information about contagions and deaths among prison staff. In the online version, you can choose to view the data for any state prison system and see how the numbers compare

Statute of Limitations of the Offence and State of Emergency in Spain

This article is part of the Inter-University Programme "Cultura de la Legalidad" (ON TRUST-CM) of the Community of Madrid