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European Court of Human Rights

It’s time to change the tune about Strasbourg

August 24 2015

Senior Lecturer in Law Dr Alice Donald debates whether the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is really eroding the power of UK politicians seeking to combat crime

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Cecil the lion and the trophy hunting conundrum

July 30 2015

Senior Lecturer in Criminology Dr Angus Nurse explores the realities of legal trophy hunting and how it feeds into the illegal killing of rare animals

Characters around the world with social media icons for heads.

Social media and youth political engagement

July 01 2015

Dr Rodolfo Leyva examines the impact of social media on the political engagement of today’s youth

Migrants arriving in Pozzallo

Mediterranean rescue and European reform

June 17 2015

Professor Brad Blitz gives an account of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and calls for a review of the Dublin System

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Double divorce case challenges the law

June 11 2015

Dr Amanda Loumansky gives her account of the divorce case of Sharland vs Sharland and asks what it means for divorce law in the UK

Copyright J Stassen. From Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda.

Human rights violations and graphic novels

June 05 2015

Dr David Keane takes a look at graphic novels as accounts of legal issues and human rights abuses

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Supporting offenders who are also victims

May 29 2015

Associate Professor in Criminology Dr David Porteous looks at issues affecting youth offenders who have also been victims of crime or abuse

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Freedom of religion vs LGBT equality

May 12 2015

Dr Erica Howard and Dr Alice Donald discuss recent conflicts between religious and LGBT rights, and conclude mediation may be more fruitful than litigation in resolving such disputes

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Does it matter that Ed Miliband looks weird?

April 28 2015

Lecturer in Public Relations and Media Martin McGrath examines the effect of political campaigns focusing on personal attacks, and asks whether such tactics appeal to today’s voters

Charlie Hebdo

Freedom of expression and French cartoons

April 15 2015

Dr David Keane and Professor Laurent Pech discuss the impact of the Charlie Hebdo attack on the future of the French cartoon industry

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