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Must Read: A Load of Thunderballs: James Bond is Fiction, not a Police Instruction Manual

An article from Jonathan Freeland of The Guardian on a shocking ruling giving undercover police licence to break hearts.

New Spouse Visa Rules and the Right to Family Life

Laura Buckley examines human rights and the impact of the Home Secretary’s new proposals.

Rahmutullah and Substitute Litigation: Where Does Policy End and Law Begin?

Naomi Loomes looks at the fine line between policy and law in the recent case of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs v Rahmatullah.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – A Balancing Act?

Pheobe Street examines the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme and the rights of previous offenders.

Daniel Morgan: Call for Inquiry

Anthony Robinson addresses the murder of Daniel Morgan, and the 25 year campaign for justice that has followed since.

Supreme Court ‘Right to Life’ Ruling on Damages for Parents of Suicide Victim

The parents of a 24-year-old woman, who was released from hospital hours before she took her own life, won their appeal for damages in negligence in February 2012. Naomi Loomes writes about the Supreme Court decision.

Politics and the Judiciary

It is a healthy sign of a just society that the determination of legal rights is made by a body independent of those framing policy.

Is Parliament too Privileged?

Liam Draper considers the controversial legal immunity of Parliament and politicians.

News of the World: The Exploitation of Article 10

Alice Sheen examines the conflict between Articles 8 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in light of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

The Human Rights Act and Other Tall Tales

Siobhan Kinealy looks at why we need to stop listening to stories about the Human Rights Act and face the truth.