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Love v United States of America: A Victory for Justice?

The High Court's decision to block the extradition of Lauri Love - an alleged computer hacker - to the USA has attracted significant media coverage: many have treated it as a referendum on a number of causes. Yet, in actual fact, the decision is far narrower than such coverage has made out.

19:00, 11th February 2018
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Harkins v UK: Highlighting the Importance for Discourse on Extradition

A mammoth legal battle concerning the USA's attempts to extradite alleged murderer Philip Harkins came to an end last year, when the European Court of Human Rights rejected Harkins' final attempt to remain in the UK. The saga highlights how human rights and extradition have the potential to clash.

12:00, 9th January 2018
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A Damaging Disclosure Culture? Lessons from the Allan Case

Recent official reports have exposed a crisis in disclosure which threatens a fair trial and risks miscarriages of justice. This crisis made headlines this week, as the case of Liam Allan highlighted disturbing failures in the prosecuting authorities’ approach to disclosure. So, what is to be done?

12:00, 24th December 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 31st July)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up returns from a short break, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

17:00, 6th August 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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The Illegality of Guantanamo Bay

The Guantanamo Bay detention camp, a prison where accounts of torture and incarceration without trial have been rife, remains a highly controversial aspect of US foreign and domestic security policy. What are the implications of international law on Guantanamo Bay and why has it not been stopped?

12:00, 30th October 2015
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CIA Interrogation Tactics Unveiled

Global shock and outrage have followed recent revelations that CIA agents were complicit in and party to acts of torture against detainees suspected of terrorist offences, demonstrating a significant digression by the USA from its international commitments for the protection of fundamental rights.

12:00, 4th February 2015
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The Important Need for Diversity in Politics and Law

The Establishment appears to be alive and well at the apex of British society. With the electorate's growing disinterest in political affairs and an increasingly competitive legal profession, the need to recognise the importance of diversity has never been more needed to reconnect the public.

12:00, 29th December 2014
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Britain First: An Affront to Liberal Democratic Values

This week's by-election contest in Rochester will include Britain First: an extreme right-wing political party that, amongst other things, campaigns against Muslims in Britain. This reprehensible political party demonstrate a need for constitutionally entrenched human rights protection in the UK.

12:00, 18th November 2014
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The Dangers of Transparency in the Family Courts

The Family Courts have been criticised for not being as accountable as other divisions of the judiciary. The President of the Family Division of the High Court has spoken out against criticisms, and has provided cautious guidance to increase the openness and accountability of the Family Division.

12:00, 10th November 2014
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The Downfall of Head of State Immunity

The long-standing convention of head of state immunity allows heads of state, such as Prime Ministers, Presidents and Monarchs, to avoid criminal prosecution from another country's jurisdiction. However, this convention is fading in light of the growing recognition and protection of human rights.

12:00, 30th 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.

11:30, 15th September 2014
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Blurred Boundaries: have politics become an unwelcome influence upon the Lord Chancellor?

Our Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, has been exposed to criticism during his tenure. Yet should we have some sympathy for this position that goes in the face of the separation of powers and is becoming increasingly politicised? Christopher Sykes discusses how this conundrum is being approached.

11:00, 7th August 2014
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The Burqa Ban: a Step Backwards in the Fight for Rights

The European Court of Human Rights recently upheld the French ban on the wearing of clothing designed to conceal one's face in public. Ivonna Beeches discusses the problems of a statute which is discriminatory in fact yet is still permissible as long as its wording provides an acceptable frontage.

11:00, 23rd July 2014
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