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The Legality of Armed Intervention

MPs in the House of Commons recently voted in favour of airstrikes being carried out in Iraq in an attempt to silence the growing threat of Islamic State. Francesca Norris explores the legal basis for the sanctioning of this military action and its importance for providing legal intervention.

12:00, 7th October 2014
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Johnson’s presumption of guilt is no solution to Jihad John

Atrocities being committed by Islamic State apparently involving English nationals have made many demand prosecutions and justice. In light of such events and demands, some politicians have been positing drastic ideas, including, as Chris Sykes discusses, the removal of the presumption of innocence.

12:30, 15th September 2014
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From DRIP to an ocean of trouble for the UK Legislature

The introduction of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act in response to the ECJ's judgment in April, amongst other considerations, has demonstrated a blatant disregard for the protection of fundamental rights. Thomas Horton provides a comprehensive analysis of DRIPA and its likely fate.

12:00, 6th August 2014
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The Semi-Secret Terror Trial - A Leap of Faith in the Judiciary

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal provides furthers discussion on 'secret trials', and when they should be allowed. Merry Neal discusses why this particular anti-terrorism case will be heard partially behind closed doors, and the effects this has upon the rule of law.

10:18, 13th June 2014
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Constitutional Standards in the 21st Century

In January 2014 the Constitution Unit of University College London produced a code of constitutional standards. Alex Barbour discusses these blueprint codes that should be used during the process of legislative decision making to safeguard constitutional principles underpinning our legal system.

12:20, 5th June 2014
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The Fate of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 was introduced to replace the anti-terrorism control order, which was much stricter than its successor, yet delivered the same goal. However, TPIMs are criticised on grounds of human rights and in-effectiveness. Are these criticisms fair?

12:08, 13th April 2014
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