punishment without trial

See: lynch law
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She added the "teens' killers should be brought to justice but mass punishment without trial merely creates more injustice".
This would also be an opportunity to introduce safeguards into the system and to extend the regime to include terror suspects and end the scandal of punishment without trial.
Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, said: "When it comes to ending punishment without trial, the Government appears to have bottled it.
The organization demanded that the international community, and those party to the Fourth Geneva Convention, intervene to stop the crime of assassination being used against Palestinians, a tactic that is clearly punishment without trial.
Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights group Liberty, said: "Dr Reid's parting gift contains his characteristic enthusiasm for punishment without trial.
Mr Clarke may feel harshly judged today but for his anti-free speech and ID card laws and for instituting punishment without trial, our children may judge him even more harshly tomorrow," she said.
Shami Chakrabarti, of civil rights group Liberty, said: "This scandalous system of punishment without trial is in tatters.
The government refuses to acknowledge a basic truth: Punishment without trial is unacceptable, no matter what.
Recognizing that civil forfeiture constitutes punishment without trial, reformers argue that forfeiture should be allowed only after the owner has been convicted of a crime.
Innocent people should not be subjected to years and years of community punishment without trial.
He was also "disquieted" by terror control orders, which, he said, meant criminal punishment without trial.