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UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

International headlines were made in August when hackers stole from private devices and online accounts naked ...
Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality

Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality

On 19 September, the Human Rights and International Law Unit of the School of Law and Social Justice at the ...
Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

In R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association & another) v Lord Chancellor [2014] EWHC 3020 (Admin), the ...
The Impact of Fees in the Tribunal

The Impact of Fees in the Tribunal

Fees for bringing claims in the employment tribunal were introduced in August 2013. Since then, the Ministry of ...
Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

In Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47 the Supreme Court took the opportunity to overrule one of the most controversial ...
Clinical Legal Education as an Access to Justice Innovation

Clinical Legal Education as an Access to Justice Innovation

Imagine you got grant funding to develop an access to justice research agenda. Your grant application proposes the ...
Searching for the "T" in LGBT Advocacy

Searching for the "T" in LGBT Advocacy

On August 30, 2014, the prominent UK lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) rights group, Stonewall, held a workshop with ...
Searching for the “T” in LGBT Advocacy

Searching for the “T” in LGBT Advocacy

On August 30, 2014, the prominent UK lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) rights group, Stonewall, held a workshop with ...
Anti-Terrorism Review Reform: Some Considerations

Anti-Terrorism Review Reform: Some Considerations

In mid-July, the UK government announced its intention to abolish the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part II)

Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part II)

In a previous post, I reviewed the terms of the Government’s proposed new costs rule for interventions (cl 67, ...
Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part I)

Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part I)

The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords on 30 June 2014 and has now ...
Religious anti-gay refusal – valuing dissent without making it lawful

Religious anti-gay refusal – valuing dissent without making it lawful

According to Supreme Court judge, Lady Hale, the law has yet to find the right balance between accommodating ...

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