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Pihl v Sweden: the ECtHR’s Unhelpful Preoccupation with Hate Speech

Pihl v Sweden: the ECtHR’s Unhelpful Preoccupation with Hate Speech

On 9 March 2017, the Third Section of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) declared inadmissible a complaint ...
Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

In the last few years, the UK has been relentlessly pursuing austerity measures and drastically reducing welfare ...
The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The recent publication of the Law Commission’s consultation paper The Protection of Official Data has generated a ...
What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

In September a new batch of research assistants started at the Law Commission in London. Having collected them from
Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Since 1951 India's Public Distribution System (PDS) has operated as a safety net for millions of poor households. ...
Drone Journalism and Regulatory Challenges in India

Drone Journalism and Regulatory Challenges in India

Drones can be used for journalism, alongside many other civilian purposes. Ethical considerations such as safety ...
PJS v News Group Newspapers: Threesomes! Privacy! Social Media!

PJS v News Group Newspapers: Threesomes! Privacy! Social Media!

On 19 May 2016, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in PJS v News Group Newspapers Limited. This decision ...
The Czech Constitutional Court Strikes Down a Ban on Individual Adoption by Registered Partners

The Czech Constitutional Court Strikes Down a Ban on Individual Adoption by Registered Partners

Last week, the Czech Constitutional Court (CCC) invalidated a statutory provision prohibiting adoption by people ...
Steinfeld v Secretary of State for Education: Court of Appeal has Granted Leave to Appeal

Steinfeld v Secretary of State for Education: Court of Appeal has Granted Leave to Appeal

It has recently been announced that the challenge to the prohibition on opposite sex couples entering into civil ...
Gypsies by Birth not by Definition

Gypsies by Birth not by Definition

On 31st August 2015 the Government introduced an amendment to the to Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS). ...
A New Regime for Data Protection in Europe

A New Regime for Data Protection in Europe

Almost four years after its initial proposal in January 2012, the finalised text of the General Data Protection ...
State-sponsored virginity: South Africa’s Maidens’ Bursary Scheme

State-sponsored virginity: South Africa’s Maidens’ Bursary Scheme

It’s clearly not yet 2016 in the UThukela District in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, where the municipality recently

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