Colleen Boland

Al-Sweady Inquiry: Fit for Purpose?

May 07, 2013

As an inquiry into allegations of torture and killing of civilians by the British Army in Iraq begins to hear witness testimony, Colleen Boland looks at the pluses and minuses in the practice of public inquiry.

Who Stays and Who Goes? The Debate Around UK Extradition Law

Nov 29, 2012

Recently, a number of high-profile extradition cases, including those of Julian Assange, Gary McKinnon, Abu Qatada al-Filistini and Abu Hamza al-Masri, have drawn attention to the on-going debates on state sovereignty, diplomacy, executive power and judicial autonomy in the international arena. Background