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A Ring of Lies: Deconstructing the Green-Belt Fallacy

23 Feb 2016

Terms of the Debate... Iowa and Beyond

28 Jan 2016

Terrorism’s unintended consequences

19 Jan 2016

How ANC Corruption Is Destroying ‘The Rainbow Nation’

12 Jan 2016


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India’s National Green Tribunal: A Blueprint for Environmental Justice?

The National Green Tribunal, established by the National Green Tribunal Act 2010, is a special tribunal created in India to dispose expeditiously and effectively of cases pertaining to environmental matters. Has it worked, and could the same model be deployed in the UK without "floodgates" opening?

12:00, 22nd June 2016

The Law of Vicarious Liability Is On The Move

Lord Philips in Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society (CCWS) roused: ‘the law of vicarious liability is on the move’. This platitude remains apt today; recent cases have seen both development of the first limb of the vicarious liability test and an extension in scope of the second.

12:00, 16th June 2016

Much ado about muffins? Supporting gay marriage is not a piece of cake

A Christian bakery in Northern Ireland made the headlines last year, having had a successful discrimination case brought against it for refusing to bake a cake supporting gay marriage. However, the judgment had a number of important flaws in the reasoning, which makes the case a dangerous precedent.

12:00, 8th June 2016

‘It’s a trap!’: Do mortgage-lenders have too much power?

The ‘credit crunch’ of 2009 saw a great deal of households facing mortgage arrears and the threat of repossession. Have mortgage-lenders been given too much power by the courts, and might human rights assist borrowers in defeating mortgage-lenders in the future?

12:00, 27th May 2016

Gagging the Sock Puppet: Impact of Anti-Lobbying Clauses on Scientific Research

In 2012, a report on behalf of the Institute of Economic Affairs claimed to identify fundamental problems with the way government funding was used by many charities. The government is now including anti-lobbying clauses in grants, which could materially jeopardise the effectiveness of research.

12:00, 25th May 2016

Having a Laugh? The Parody Exception to Copyright Infringement

Parodies are an enigmatic force of comedy. Notoriously difficult to define with precision, parodies are something we ‘know when we see’. How does copyright law deal with something so difficult to define? When does a parody become so unacceptable that there should be no copyright exception?

12:00, 17th May 2016

The Case Against the Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act 1998 was greeted with much fanfare when it was announced. More than fifteen years on, the great constitutional change envisioned by the New Labour has turned sour, having failed to live up to its aims. Why has it gone wrong and how can we restore its noble vision?

12:00, 28th April 2016

Double Standards: Dual Nationality Passport Stripping

The Home Office has announced that the Asian-born perpetrators convicted of child sex exploitation in Rotherham will be stripped of their UK citizenship and deported at the end of their sentences. To what extent does the Home Secretary have such powers, and should they be used in this way?

12:00, 21st April 2016

From Farm to Fork: Legislating Against Food Waste

The Food Waste (Reduction) Bill, supported by Conservative, SNP, Liberal Democrat, and Green MPs comprises two broad objectives: to reduce food waste by individuals, businesses and public bodies, and for businesses to enter into formal agreements with food redistribution organisations.

12:00, 19th April 2016

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