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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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PJS: Injunctions in an Online World

Injunctions are an incredibly common remedy, dealing with issues from boundary disputes to anti-social behaviour. In recent years, however, the power has come under more scrutiny where injunctions are used to prevent details of the private lives of public figures being reported.

12:00, 27th July 2016

Proportionality: A Panacea, or Something to Fear?

There exists what Taggart describes as a ‘bifurcated view’ of administrative law, where a line is drawn between human rights cases in which the proportionality test is used, and other cases in which the unreasonableness test remains operable. Does one provide better results than the other?

12:00, 21st July 2016

Fighting a Losing Battle? Justifying the Iraq War under International Law

With Sir John Chilcot soon to release his long-awaited report, one of the major issues that is likely to be examined is the legality of the initial invasion under international law. What valid justifications might there be for the UK and US invasion of Iraq, and are they likely to hold?

12:00, 5th July 2016

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

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