Dr Amrita Mukherjee's Publications
Torture and the United Nations: Charter and Treaty-Based Monitoring (London, UK: Cameron May, 2008),
‘Colonial Continuities: Criminal Tribes and the Cult of the Thug’, Journal of Comparative Law, 7.2 (2013), 96-111,
‘The fact-finding missions of the Special Rapporteur on Torture’, International Journal of Human Rights, 15.2 (2011), 265-285,
‘The Criminal Responsibility of Senior Political and Military Leaders as Principles to International Crimes’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 49.4 (2010), 423-423,
‘The Maritime Political Boundaries of The World’, None 2005,
Book Review: International Law of the Sea and Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries.
‘Detention of Foreign National Terrorist Suspects: Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights: A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKHL 56’, Journal of Criminal Law, 69.3 (2005), 215-218,
‘Slopping out in Scotland: the limits of degradation and respect’, European Human Rights Law Review, 6 (2004), 645-659,
The practice of "slopping out" in the Scottish prison system is set in context. The case Napier v. Scottish Ministers is examined in relation to Arts. 3 and 8 ECHR as well as other case law, the development of the definition and the justifications advanced under Art.8(2). The article concludes by considering the impact of the Napier judgement on political pressure for prison reform.
‘The ICCPR as a 'Living Instrument': The Death Penalty as Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment’, Journal of Criminal Law, 68.6 (2004), 507-519,
This article examines the recent views of the UN Human Rights Committee on the issues related to the death penalty. Obligations under Articles 6 (the right to life) and 7 (the right not to be subjected to torture or other, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment) are correlated. Despite widely divergent opinions within the Committee on the issue, this human rights body is moving towards strengthening the obligations of abolitionist states and, in so doing, restricting the availability of the sanction for retentionist states. This is consistent with the object and purposes approach and the nature of the ICCPR as a living instrument.
‘The role of the special rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the development and promotion of international human rights norms’, International Journal of Human Rights, 15.2, 155-161,
‘Rethinking Justice: Individual Criminal Responsibility, Immunity and Torture’, in Rethinking International Law and Justice, ed. by Sampford, Zifcak and Okur, Law, Ethics and Governance Series (Ashgate, 2015), 101-125,
Detention of Foreign National Terrorist Suspects: Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights, (Vathek, 2005),
Case Commentary: A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKHL 56.
Special Immigration Appeals Commission: Admissibility of Evidence Obtained by torture, (Vathek, 2005),
Case Commentary: A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1123