Public & Administrative

Is the Welfare Principle a Human Right?

Sarah Hinton looks at the welfare principle in detail and asks whether it has any influence on the court, as well as considering any effect human rights legislation has had in this area.

The Lord Chancellor: The Lost Chance?

Rebecca Stinson takes a realistic look at The Constitutional Reform Act 2005, assessing whether its effect is as positive as made out.

Nelson Mandela Fought For Freedom: Where Does Freedom Stand In International Law?

Maud Kadye takes a look at the concept of freedom within international law and how Nelson Mandela changed it for everyone.

A Constitutional Conundrum

Rebecca Stinson takes an interesting look at how the Constitution has developed and how this influences the work of law students.

Third-party interveners in judicial reviews

Matthew Ahiuwalia discusses how an organisation intervenes, as a third party in judicial review proceedings. With particular reference to considerations that need to be dealt with and the implications. Additionally he includes examples of past cases.

Royal Assent: Her Prerogative?

Rebecca Stinson discusses royal assent and whether or not the use of it is the reigning monarch’s prerogative.

Does the Royal Baby Have a Right to Privacy?

Karina Rooney asks whether the baby of Kate and William, Prince George, is granted a right to privacy under Article 8 of the ECHR.

HOL-GATE: The Lords and Commons

Rebecca Stinson takes a look at the latest reforms to both the House of Commons and Lords, commenting on how they affect the judicial process.

The Good, the Bad, but not the Ugly about the EU.

Natalie Williams takes a look at the relevance of today’s European Union, assessing the good and bad points of such a system.

What is an Obscene Publication?

Rebecca Broadbent looks at what is actually classified by statute as an obscene publication, and what can actually be prosecuted under this statute in a society where media and publications are more readily accessible than ever before. Her analysis also considers how far the law goes in controlling this area, especially in light of the Convention on Human Rights.