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Constitutional Court of South Africa: Blunting the Impact of Electoral Law on Freedom of Expression

Constitutional Court of South Africa: Blunting the Impact of Electoral Law on Freedom of Expression

The Constitutional Court of South Africa has undertaken a robust defence of freedom of expression at the time of ...
The Legality of Mass Surveillance Operations

The Legality of Mass Surveillance Operations

A court which isn’t a court in name rules on the legality of a government mass surveillance program that may or ...
Reporting Restrictions in Criminal Cases Involving Juveniles

Reporting Restrictions in Criminal Cases Involving Juveniles

On 3 November 2014 Will Cornick was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years imprisonment for the murder of his teacher ...
'GamerGate' and Gendered Hate Speech

'GamerGate' and Gendered Hate Speech

What is ‘GamerGate’? Some say it is a movement demanding higher ethics in journalism, but this post will argue ...
A Human Rights Defence of Hong Kong's Occupy Central

A Human Rights Defence of Hong Kong's Occupy Central

With the Hong Kong Government set on introducing an undemocratic electoral reform in the coming months, Professor ...
Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

On June 10th, handing down judgment in Vergara v. California, the California Supreme Court struck down three ...
Contributions Caps and the First Amendment

Contributions Caps and the First Amendment

On April 2nd, the United States Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits in federal ...
McCutcheon v FEC: The Harvest of Pernicious Seeds

McCutcheon v FEC: The Harvest of Pernicious Seeds

The US Supreme Court very recently handed down its decision in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, ...
The Criminalization of Protests: Repression and Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

The Criminalization of Protests: Repression and Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

In Venezuela, anti-government protests are being brutally repressed; many demonstrators have been jailed, with ...
The Not-so-paramount Right to Vote

The Not-so-paramount Right to Vote

Last week, the Election Commission of India announced the time frame for the general elections to constitute the ...
Managing Secrecy: R (Miranda) v SSHD

Managing Secrecy: R (Miranda) v SSHD

Much has already been written about the implications of R (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ...
Prosecuting in the Public Interest: CPS Guidelines from Assisted Suicide to Social Media

Prosecuting in the Public Interest: CPS Guidelines from Assisted Suicide to Social Media

Although the DPP’s consent is required before a prosecution for assisted suicide can be brought, the discretion ...

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