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Internet Regulation: How Far Should States Go in Regulating Online Content?

As the internet grows and develops, states are becoming more aware of the potential for harm in allowing unregulated transmissions of information across it. How far should states go in regulating this content without infringing on individual liberties - and do they even have the technology to do so?

11:00, 18th August 2020
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Coronavirus Act 2020: What is a Reasonable Response to a Pandemic?

The Coronavirus Act 2020 was rushed through Parliament in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic with little scrutiny at the time. This piece examines the Act's delegated powers, sometimes-vague drafting, and inconsistent enforcement, and ultimately asks how effective a response it really is.

11:00, 7th July 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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Welsh Law: A New Jurisdiction for Wales?

In 2020, the National Assembly for Wales will become the Welsh Parliament as the Wales Act 2017 come into force. With Welsh lawmakers set to be given greater powers and autonomy, has the time come to separate Welsh law from English law?

12:00, 11th February 2020
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Book Review: 'Trials of the State' by Lord Sumption

'Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics' by Lord Sumption offers an insightful and relevant perspective on the relationship between law and politics in modern Britain.

11:00, 22nd October 2019
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Cherry v AG for Scotland, Part II: "No Justification" For Prorogation?

Following the decision of the Supreme Court in Cherry/Miller, this series considers the legal challenge to the PM's decision to prorogue Parliament. This is the second part of the series, which considers the decisions of the Inner House of the Scottish Court of Session and the UK Supreme Court.

11:00, 1st October 2019
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Cherry v AG for Scotland, Part I: Is a No-Deal Brexit Necessarily Implied?

In anticipation of the decision of the Supreme Court in Cherry/Miller, this series considers the Scottish challenge to the Prime MInister's decision to prorogue Parliament. This is the first part of the series, which considers the decision of the Outer House of Scottish Court of Session

18:00, 23rd September 2019
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The Right Call? Defining "Use of a Phone" While Driving

The High Court recently handed down a judgment on what constitutes "using" a mobile phone while driving. The effect of the case is clear, but the judgment itself is not so clear in its reasoning, and may create unnecessary difficulties for prosecutors in motoring cases.

11:00, 17th September 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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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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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?

11:00, 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.

11:00, 18th June 2019
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