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A Global Perspective on Anti-Suit Injunctions

Anti-suit injunctions are a key way in which a party to an arbitration agreement can protect their right to bring a claim according to its terms. But the extent to which they are welcomed varies in different jurisdictions, in a way that seems linked to the underlying origins of each legal system.

12:00, 4th July 2017
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Lord Lester's 'Five Ideas to Fight For' - And How Brexit Changes Them

Lord Lester QC's book, published in April 2016, outlined the importance of fighting for five key ideals. Almost one year and a Brexit vote later, the protection that these principles are afforded is under threat, and the nature and content of the battle for them has changed.

12:00, 21st March 2017
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X v Ofsted: Testing the Law on Gender Discrimination in Schools

A case from late 2016 tested the law on discrimination in a novel way, by asking whether the segregation of pupils was a violation of the Equality Act 2010. Indeed, the decision sheds light on the important role that society's new ideas about discrimination might have in the future.

12:00, 17th January 2017
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India’s National Green Tribunal: A Blueprint for Environmental Justice?

The National Green Tribunal, established by the National Green Tribunal Act 2010, is a special tribunal created in India to dispose expeditiously and effectively of cases pertaining to environmental matters. Has it worked, and could the same model be deployed in the UK without "floodgates" opening?

12:00, 22nd June 2016
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Gagging the Sock Puppet: Impact of Anti-Lobbying Clauses on Scientific Research

In 2012, a report on behalf of the Institute of Economic Affairs claimed to identify fundamental problems with the way government funding was used by many charities. The government is now including anti-lobbying clauses in grants, which could materially jeopardise the effectiveness of research.

12:00, 25th May 2016
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Atmospheric Trust Litigation

The 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris has sparked global debate regarding climate change. Sadly, the yardstick will be the relative inaction of the US and China in response. What are private individuals doing about climate change around the world? Is the atmosphere held on trust for us all?

12:00, 30th March 2016
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Lethal Injection Drugs in the US: Glossip v Gross

Capital punishment is rarely out of the spotlight due to persistent questions over the humaneness of the methods employed. Though the recent US Supreme Court case of Glossip v Gross appears to confirm lethal injection as the most humane method, the reasoning of the majority lacks legitimacy.

12:00, 19th February 2016
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Control vs. Community – Sacrificing Sovereignty

Informing the debate as part of the Brexit series, Rachel Dean asks: what is UK national sovereignty and how does it work alongside EU membership? Have we lost control of our national affairs since joining? If the answer is yes, what is the most effective and appropriate solution to regaining it?

08:51, 2nd February 2016
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Jurisdiction and Errors of Law in Administrative Law

A Supreme Court decision handed down earlier this year concerning a decision made in 2012 by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, provides an excellent example of a judgment revolving around an important concept of administrative law: jurisdiction. When will a decision maker lack it?

11:00, 31st December 2015
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