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Public & Administrative

Parliamentary Supremacy in the UK

Ornela Markaj Looks at parliamentary supremacy in the UK, considering where judges stand on this matter and the legal restrictions.

An Introduction to Strategic Litigation

Matthew Ahluwalia gives us an introduction to strategic litigation in the Public Law context. This strain of litigation is used to bring about significant change in the law and raise public awareness

The Parole Board: Powers and Functions

Rebecca Broadbent gives us a run through of the powers and functions that parole boards currently possess, this includes the processes involved in assessing whether a prisoner is to be released early or at all and also the powers they have in recalling prisoners.

The Living Wage

Bethany Bradley takes a look at the divisive issue of the living wage; an idea heavily associated the current political battleground of the national wage.

Withdrawing from the ECHR: A ‘Political Disaster’

Zaakirah Amodine asks whether pulling out of the European Convention on Human Rights would really help tackle the issues around expelling foreign criminals back to their country of origin without violating their rights, or whether such a move would be a ‘political disaster’.

Niqabs in Court: Religion and the Rule of Law

Shannon Revel discusses the judgment by Judge Murphy at Blackfriars Crown Court that considers the use of face coverings during criminal trials and the implications those may have for the freedom of religion.

The Limits of Law (Part 2): Is Strasbourg Manipulating the ECHR?

Emily Townsend brings you all the details of Lord Sumption’s lecture on ‘The Limits of Law’. She considers whether Strasbourg is an “activist” court as Lord Sumption says.

The Limits of Law (Part I): Are the Courts Undermining Democracy?

Emily Townsend discusses the controversies around the role of the European Court of Human Rights and evaluates the claim that it undermines the democratic process.

Death Penalty Series (Part 3): Can Human Rights be used as Justification?

Maud Kadye takes a look at the ever persisting debate surrounding the death penalty and whether it can ever be justified on Human Rights grounds. She examines arguments both for and against the imposition of such a punishment.

Guantanamo Bay: The Story of Shaker Aamer

Shannon Revel looks at the shocking story of Shaker Aamer and the subsequent justifications for this from both the UK and US government. Her article also highlights how access to justice for some individuals has been eroded to such a point that they are held indefinitely without charge.