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A Gilded Cage is Still a Cage

A recent decision of the UK Supreme Court has demonstrated how protection of human rights is provided to everyone regardless of any disability. Jade Rigby discusses how the the Supreme Court's decision will ensure the protection and recognition of the rights of those that require care from others.

11:00, 23rd June 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.

09:18, 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.

11:20, 5th June 2014
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Phillips v Francis: The Big Consultation Headache

Amy Ling analyses the procedure used to consult and inform tenants of financial contributions required for maintenance carried out on their properties. The appeal of the High Court's decision in Phillips v Francis to be heard in October 2014 poses huge changes to the procedure previously used.

11:00, 29th May 2014
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All Bark and No Bite? ‘The Pitbull’ Gerrie Nel

Gerrie Nel, the prosecutor they call ‘the Pitbull’, recently cross-examinatined witnesses in the Pistorius Murder Trial. Joseph Switalski demonstrates why Mr Nel's advocacy sparked criticism from esteemed legal viewers, and how the prosecution's case could have been better presented.

11:00, 22nd May 2014
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Students and the Cuts to Legal Aid

A concern emanating from cuts to legal aid is that aspiring lawyers are being forced out of progressing into the legal profession. Saema Jaffer discusses what predicament the cuts to legal aid are putting students in and the implications those cuts are currently having upon junior lawyers.

11:22, 13th May 2014
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The role of the UKSC recently determined following Chester and McGeoch

The relationship between the UK and Strasbourg has been incredibly beneficial for the development of the protection of human rights. The decision of the UKSC in Chester and McGeoch has clarified how the Rule of Law is upheld and determined their constitutional position.

07:30, 11th November 2013
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