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Women in Prison – A Special Case?

Women in prison are more likely to have vulnerabilities when going into the prison system, but then are more disadvantaged than men when leaving. Whilst this may indicate special treatment is required, wider reform is needed. We need an approach based on support, rehabilitation and opportunity.

12:00, 27th March 2015
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Tackling UK Caste Discrimination

Some politicians would have the public believe that caste discrimination does not exist within the UK, however research suggests otherwise. It is believed that between 50,000 and 200,000 people in the UK are considered to be 'low caste'. This is unacceptable. Caste discrimination must be outlawed.

12:00, 26th March 2015
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Protecting British Brands: Thomas Pink v Victoria’s Secret

In July 2014 the High Court ruled in favour of the British clothing brand, Thomas Pink, in an action against lingerie specialist Victoria’s Secret for trade mark infringement of the word ‘PINK’. Hearsay evidence of confusion was found to be weak, but nevertheless decisive in this matter.

12:00, 25th March 2015
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Write Up: The JUSTICE Student Conference 2015

JUSTICE recently hosted a one-day conference was to give law students, trainee solicitors and pupil barristers a unique opportunity to explore key topical human rights issues in domestic law, policy and practice. Chris Duffy provides a write up of the day's activities.

12:00, 24th March 2015
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Modern Slavery: Victim Protection v Perpetrator Punishment

Slavery is not a concept confined to history books. It exists today as a clandestine practice that causes silent suffering, even in the UK that outlawed the practice nearly two centuries ago. The Modern Slavery Bill is the latest attempt at combating slavery, but does it take the correct approach?

12:00, 23rd March 2015
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Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide: A clear distinction?

The breakup of Yugoslavia is well known for being fraught with instances of crimes against humanity. A recent judgment from the International Court of Justice arising from the conflict has brought insufficiencies in the relevant convention into the limelight; it does not reflect modern society.

12:00, 20th March 2015
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HSBC: Shielded from the Criminal Law?

The latest tax evasion scandal has put HSBC in the spotlight worldwide. However, it appears that no criminal sanctions are being imposed against the bank itself, only against a number of the individuals who employed HSBC's services. Should HSBC be prosecuted to deter other institutions?

12:00, 19th March 2015
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Israel’s Booming Hi-Tech Industry

Israel has had an astounding year of foreign investment, most notably in its Hi-Tech industries. With tech giants such as Dropbox, Microsoft and Amazon making Israeli acquisitions, is the future looking bright? What opportunities might this present for UK companies with international presence?

12:00, 18th March 2015
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The Big Butt in Kim Kardashian’s Claim

Towards the end of 2014, the media alleged that Kim Kardashian was bringing a claim against fellow instagrammer, Jen Selter, for infringement of copyright in her supposedly protected bottom. This poses the interesting question: could such a copyright claim be successful under English Law?

12:00, 17th March 2015
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Protecting the Civil Liberties of Mental Health Detainees

The UK has come far in recognising and understanding mental health conditions. However, problems remain, and the most recent proposals from the Human Rights and Equality Commission have been met with some criticism, despite their positive intentions. More fact specific recommendations are needed.

12:00, 16th March 2015
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Matrimonial Finance Law: Not Tough Enough?

London has become well known for high value divorce judgments in the case of the wealthy and famous. Whilst such cases are unrepresentative of wider society, they raise important questions on whether current law treats each party fairly where amicable financial settlement is not reached.

12:02, 13th March 2015
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Addressing Wrongful Convictions

There is an inherent degree of risk of wrongful conviction in our criminal justice system. The CCRC was set up to combat this risk, but its gates do not open far, following a strict tick-box approach. There are however organisations that provide hope for those that have been wrongfully convicted.

12:00, 12th March 2015
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The Inadequacies of Family Law: Resolution’s Resolutions

With an ever growing number of couples co-cohabiting outside of marriage, cohabitees need to be afforded specific protection on separation, something that 47% of 18-34 year old UK citizens mistakenly believe they already have. However, it appears any government would be reluctant to tackle this.

12:00, 11th March 2015
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An Idea of Equality

Over the centuries equality has come far, and the Equality Act 2010 marked a milestone for equality in the UK. However, we still lack consensus on which 'idea of equality' is correct. Much of the controversy centres around the argument of whether equal opportunity also requires equal outcome.

12:00, 10th March 2015
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