Katerina Mrhacova

August 26, 2020

The ‘Success’ of Boohoo

Ultra-fast fashion has devastating impacts upon the environment, having adverse effects on everything from water consumption, waste generation to horrid working conditions in offshore facilities. Is financial success the real evidence of prosperity in today's world?
August 18, 2020

BLM Series: Reasonable force, or police brutality?

In light of the recent events, the use of force by police has been put into the forefront of the reform debate. However, it seems to be a struggle to answer the most crucial question for advancing the discussion: What is unreasonable use of force and what amounts to police brutality?
August 14, 2020

BLM Series: Human rights lessons

This article of the series re-visits the concept of fundamental human rights and the potential inequities in their application. The meaning of 'fundamental' seems to be interpreted incoherently, not only degrading the purpose of human rights themselves but also depriving certain groups of protection that others find essential and automatic. Read this article to learn more and reflect upon your own privilege.
July 27, 2020

Legal Protection and the Coronavirus: What defence is available to the insufficient medical care in times of emergency?

The inadequate medical care provided during the coronavirus crisis in the United Kingdom has attracted a lot of debate, especially in comparison to the responses of other countries. And so, the field of medical negligence may be facing another challenging task of drawing the line between mere unpreparedness in an unprecedented situation and grossly insufficient care, amounting to negligence.
July 24, 2020

Copyrights: Why should you care?

The protection of intellectual property is becoming increasingly complicated, given the development of new forms of digital content. This article focuses on the novel role of copyrights in light of these changes.
July 22, 2020

Airline Staff Redundancy and the Coronavirus Crisis

As companies are starting to feel the financial strain of the coronavirus crisis, large airlines have quickly resorted to staff dismissals. This article outlines the legal and ethical challenges to the trend.
July 20, 2020

BLM Series: Defunding the police

The first article of this series demystifies the frequently-quoted request of protestors to 'defund the police'. To further clarify the topic, there are examples of successful police force reforms from countries such as Finland, Sweden, or Portugal.
June 24, 2020

Modern Slavery: Slave contracts, human and labour rights

Slavery is not a thing of the past. The modern form of slavery is exemplified in the contractual drafting practices and particularly observable in the entertainment industry, among others. Read this article to challenge some current legal procedures and reflect on the expanding definition of slavery.
June 1, 2020

Long Read: How do we protect our prisoners?

This Long Read is a legal overview of the issues surrounding the treatment of prisoners. Generally, the concept of human rights is used as blanket protection, which, in reality, may conceal the mistreatment of prisoners. This article provides readers with alternative perspectives heavily backed by data to compare it with the traditional interpretation of the issue.