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Heathrow Expansion: A Potential Developmental Delusion

Recently, the Conservative Party has seemed willing to back the expansion of London's famous Heathrow Airport, despite serious climate change implications. In May 2019, a judicial review claim regarding the plans was struck down in the High Court. Was this the correct decision for the court to make?

12:00, 25th June 2019
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Fundamental No More? Dual Nationality and the Loss of EU Citizenship

The European Court of Justice has steadily granted more and more extensive protection to citizenship law. However, a recent case - Tjebbes [2019] - represented a change in tone, considering whether EU law precludes national legislation providing for the loss of nationality by operation of law.

12:00, 18th June 2019
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Nationality in Sport: Nailing your Colours to the Mast?

A person's nationality can be an emotive thing. Stringent rules often operate regarding whether one can become a national of another country. These rules, however, are somewhat short-circuited by an alternate procedure in sporting law. Can they co-exist, and what will be the position after Brexit?

12:00, 21st May 2019
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Taming the Retail Giants: The Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on Competition

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently decided to block the proposed merger between J Sainsbury's plc and Asda Group Limited. Such a merger would have had disastrous impacts on competition in the industry. However, further difficulties await the CMA, including e-commerce and Brexit.

12:00, 7th May 2019
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The Shamima Begum Case: A Just Decision?

It is hard to empathise with Shamima Begum, the 19-year old girl that wishes to return to the UK after fleeing to join ISIS four years ago. However, the UK Government's reaction represents an unacceptable knee-jerk decision that can have dangerous consequences down the line.

12:00, 30th April 2019
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Pharmaceutical Transparency under the EU's Clinical Trial Regulation

The EU's proposed Clinical Trial Regulation represents an innovative, much-needed step in ensuring greater transparency of the results of trials conducted on forthcoming medicines. Its effectiveness, however, is limited by its proposed exemptions, most notably that protecting 'commercial interests'.

12:00, 16th April 2019
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Investigating Facebook: Competition Law vs Data Protection

The lines between data protection and competition law are blurring. The German National Competition Authority's investigation into Facebook is the first attempt to tackle data protection with the tools of competition law. Can, or should, the EU follow suit?

12:00, 19th March 2019
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Investor Visas in the EU: a Golden Ticket to Union Protection?

The rules surrounding access to EU citizenship are often strict. However, a scheme permitting investors to gain access to citizenship undermines this process, creating a two-tiered system: access for the wealthy, rejection for the poor.

12:00, 19th February 2019
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A British Bill of Rights Part I: Bringing Rights Home

Part I looks at the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998, the justifications for it, and the transformative role it has played in the protection of civil liberties. Part II will look at the future for the HRA post-Brexit.

12:00, 12th February 2019
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The European Super League: Moving the Goalposts Too Far?

Top European football clubs (including Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea) are planning a break away from UEFA to set up a European Super League. This piece considers the legal implications of such a move.

12:00, 21st December 2018
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Article 13 of the Copyright Directive: Is the EU Really Banning Memes?

Copyright law has, in the internet age, lagged behind technological advances. However, the most recent attempt of the European Parliament to catch up with technology - the newly proposed Copyright Directive - has sparked fierce opposition online, mostly for its alleged attempts to 'ban memes'.

12:00, 18th December 2018
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Revoking Article 50: Explaining the Possibility to Stop Brexit

As more and more evidence points to the fact that Brexit could become a catastrophic failure, the question of whether the notification of Article 50 can be reversed has arisen. This article explains the vital CJEU judgment, and AG Campos Sánchez-Bordona's Opinion, on the matter.

12:00, 11th December 2018
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Secession and the EU: Brave New World or Continuation of Membership?

Recent events throughout Europe - perhaps most notably in Catalonia, Spain - has seen rising tensions in many regions regarding the possibility of secession. However, whether a secession will permit the new state to remain part of the European Union is a largely uncertain area of law.

12:00, 4th December 2018
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The Refugee Crisis and Human Rights: Where Are We Now?

The Dublin Regulation determines member state responsibility for asylum applications. Its aim was efficiency but it has faced various human rights challenges. Reform can achieve both efficiency and human rights compatibility by re-distributing the burden of applications more fairly

12:00, 30th November 2018
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