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# Criminal Law

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# Extradition
Latest Ian Bailey extradition case 'totally new ground' for Irish courts
This is the third time the French authorities have sought his surrender to face charges in relation to the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers
How long more can our government ignore the growing body of evidence that shows that their policies are endangering to the physical and mental health of sex workers, writes Kate McGrew.
Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance
Convictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn Ruane.
Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases?
‘It is essential, for victims of crime and for society in general, that coherent sentencing policy is developed’, writes Ivana Bacik.
# Drug Crime
'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation
Gardaí apply a general valuation of €800 to each plant – experts claims this is at odds with international best practice.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?
FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.
# Jay Z
Jay Z's "99 Problems" broken down by law professor
The law professor uses the song to illustrate the legal dos and don’ts of drug smuggling.
# Prostitution
Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach
Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.
# Lawyers
Over 100 cases affected as Shatter questions legality of lawyers' strike
The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter described the actions of criminal law barristers and solicitors today as “absolutely extraordinary”.
# Lawyers
Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action
Criminal law solicitors and barristers are expected to strike on Thursday over cuts to the Criminal Legal Aid scheme.
# Courts
Nigerian woman due in court over brothel charges