British jury consider evidence overseas

In the 1999 war crimes case of Anthony Sawoniuk, accused of participating in the murders of 3,800 Jews near Domachevo, Belarus, during the Holocaust, British jury visited the town to examine the evidence firsthand.
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Cesare Beccaria Calls to Abolish Death Penalty

Cesare Beccaria, an economist and reformer from Milan, Italy called to abolish the death penalty in 1764 as published in Dei delitti e delle pene (Crimes and Punishments). Continue reading

Treatise on Criminal Justice And Reform

Economist, Cesare Beccaria published the first treatise on criminal justice and reform Dei delitti e delle pene (Crimes and Punishments) in Milan, Italy in 1764. Continue reading

Terrorist Airline Bomb Attack Over Japan

The first terrorist bomb attack occurred on the Pan American World Airways airliner traveling from Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on August 12, 1982. Continue reading

First International Terrorist Organization To Use Skyjacking

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine was the first international terrorist organization Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Airline Flight Hijacked

The first airplane hijacking occurred en route from Macao, China, to Hong Kong during a Cathay Pacific Airways flight Continue reading

Probation system for criminals

This was the first such system in the world. Boston, MA, USA, in 1878, legally established a probation system for criminals as a judicial policy. Continue reading

First Country to Abolish the Death Penalty

New Zealand, an English-speaking country in 1936 was the first to abolish the death penalty. Continue reading

First Nation to abolish capital punishment

Austria, in a statute of 1787, became the first Nation to abolish capital punishment. Continue reading