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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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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