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The Caspian Sea Convention: International Law Meets International Relations

Teaching and commentary on international law often focuses on big ideas. However, many treaties are shaped not by heady ideas but by geopolitics and international relations, and are often utilized as tools of a nation's foreign policy. The Caspian Sea Convention is a useful recent example of this.

11:00, 26th May 2020
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Taxation and Social Justice in International Human Rights Law

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) requires states to work towards greater socio-economic rights through their tax policies. International human rights law, however, is severely limited in its ability to enforce these requirements.

11:00, 28th April 2020
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Strict Liability in Doping: A Step Too Far?

The 'strict liability' rule is the cornerstone of WADA's anti-doping policy. The rule is controversial, with some claiming it infringes on athletes' rights and presumed innocence, but for WADA, it may be the only practical way to eradicate doping from international sports.

11:00, 21st April 2020
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Coronavirus and the ECHR: Should the UK Trigger Article 15?

The UK government has already taken dramatic steps to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, and may have to go further in the coming months. Derogating from the European Convention on Human Rights through Article 15 may in fact be the best way to protect fundamental rights during the crisis.

11:00, 31st March 2020
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Coronavirus and the IHR: Safeguarding Human Rights in a Crisis

The International Health Regulations (IHR) are intended to aid in an international health crisis while safeguarding human rights. However, as the coronavirus pandemic pushes governments to more and more draconian measures, the IHR appear increasingly insufficient for the task at hand.

12:00, 24th March 2020
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TPO in Football: What is "Third Party Ownership"?

FIFA regulations on "third-party ownership" of football players have proved controversial in the sport. While they do serve a legitimate purpose, they can be prone to confused interpretation, and may not be the best way of achieving that purpose.

12:00, 10th March 2020
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Sparing the Camel's Back: Fixing the Common European Asylum System

The Common European Asylum (CEAS) is approaching breaking point, from non-cooperation of Member States to overburdening of the system. These problems, therefore, must be countered if the EU is to avoid further fragmentation, and a humanitarian crisis dwarfing the one we are seeing now.

12:00, 18th February 2020
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GDPR: Challenges for Businesses, Eighteen Months On

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented eighteen months ago, but many businesses in the UK are still not GDPR compliant. What are the main challenges presented by GDPR to businesses and their customers, and what role can professionals play in ensuring GDPR compliance?

12:00, 3rd December 2019
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To Infinity and Beyond: Legislating for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space

States and private companies are increasingly looking forward to a future in which outer space is both accessible and profitable. How has international law traditionally dealt with the final frontier, and could it be updated to deal with 21st century problems?

11:00, 15th October 2019
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Climate Change Litigation: Can the Courts Save the Planet?

Climate change is becoming a more pressing problem everyday, with mankind only having an estimated 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage. In light of the increasing failure of governments to take action, litigants are turning to the courts to force change in this area.

11:00, 23rd July 2019
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Climate Change Litigation: Can the Courts Save the Planet?

Climate change is becoming a more pressing problem everyday, with mankind only having an estimated 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage. In light of the increasing failure of governments to take action, litigants are turning to the courts to force change in this area.

11:00, 23rd July 2019
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Commercial Awareness: Cybersecurity, Huawei, and the Race to 5G

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of cyber-attacks on large organisations such as the NHS and DLA Piper. The recent US-China trade war, and the controversies surrounding Chinese tech company Huawei, have heightened fears that we may be on the precipice of something big.

11:00, 16th July 2019
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Problems with the Home Office’s Controversial ‘Good Character’ Test

The criterion applied under the 'good character' test regarding immigration has had disastrous effect. However, in 2021 a 'skills-based' immigration vision for all EU entrants into the UK will be implemented, transitioning our system from bad to worse.

11:00, 9th July 2019
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A British Bill of Rights Part II: Human Rights After Brexit

Since its introduction towards the end of the millennium, certain groups of politicians have favoured the removal of the Human Rights Act 1998. Brexit seems to be a clear step in this direction, prompting concern as to the possible removal of protection surrounding these fundamental rights.

11:00, 2nd July 2019
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