Jueves, 14 de septiembre de 2006 (Continuación)

By Bianca Jagger, goodwill ambassador for the Council of Europe (THE GUARDIAN, 14/09/06):

As the UN general assembly opens this week, it has its best opportunity in years to make a life-saving difference to people all over the world. An opportunity to stop human rights abuses, limit the threat of terrorism, and reduce suffering for millions. The opportunity is a draft resolution for an international arms trade treaty that would place tough controls on sales.The treaty would make it illegal to sell weapons to human rights abusers; make it harder for weapons to end up in the hands of criminals and terrorists; and help regulate a trade that is spiralling out of control – $900bn spent on defence versus only $60bn on aid.…  Seguir leyendo »

By David Wilson, a professor of criminology at UCE Birmingham, and presented the BBC1 forensic science series Leave No Trace (THE GUARDIAN, 14/09/06):

It’s hard to escape forensic science. Hardly a day goes by without news of some offender being caught by yet another new DNA profiling technique that allows a «cold case» to be solved from years ago. Offenders like John Lloyd, the rapist and shoe fetishist who preyed on women between 1983 and 1986, and who was convicted this month on DNA evidence. Even so, on the day Lloyd was sent down, a juror in the case of Barry George – who was given a life sentence in 2001 for the murder of Jill Dando – broke her silence to say she had felt «tricked» into convicting George.…  Seguir leyendo »